Former Reds star Steven Gerrard
- 05:00, 16 AUG 2017
The young Scouser announced himself on the big stage on Tuesday night, scoring a superb free kick as the Reds beat Hoffenheim 2-1 in their Champions League play-off first leg.
It was some way for the 18-year-old to mark his European debut, and earned him gushing praise from manager Jurgen Klopp post-match.
Gerrard, of course, has long spoken of the West Derby-born teenager’s talent. He identified Alexander-Arnold as one to watch in his autobiography, and speaking on BT Sport after the game the former Liverpool skipper and current U18s coach gave his verdict.
“Big talent, and he’s got a huge future,” Gerrard said. “It’s great that he’s English as well.
“He’s already breathing down Nathaniel Clyne’s neck for that position, and Liverpool have got big strength in that area.