Trent Alexander-Arnold used to peer through Melwood’s walls to watch Steven Gerrard train – now the Liverpool youngster counts the former Reds captain as a mentor, as well as his idol.
The 18-year-old Academy graduate grew up just a stone’s throw away from Liverpool’s West Derby training facility, meaning he would often visit in the hope of catching a glimpse of his heroes.
“I had a lot of idols growing up like Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso, Gerrard, Carragher, all of them,” said Alexander-Arnold.
“I really looked up to them. Obviously just living around the corner, it was an opportunity to see them.