He repeated the feat in November in a 3—2 loss to , though his first goal was later credited as an by , and on 24 March 2017 again scored twice in a 3—0 defeat of which secured England's qualification for the. On 8 November, Liverpool announced that Alexander-Arnold had signed a new long-term contract with the club. During his time with Liverpool's academy, he and teammate Kris Owens pledged to support the initiative if either of them made it as professional footballers. Alexander-Arnold has represented England at various youth levels and featured at the in Chile. England went on to defeat in the final to claim their first ever title in the competition.
Later that month, he became the youngest Liverpool player to start in a when he was named in the starting line-up against two-time reigning champions,. He received his first call-up in May 2018 when he was named in 's squad for the. The following month, Alexander-Arnold was called up to the team for the first time for their against and. On 4 April 2018, Alexander-Arnold became the youngest English player to start in a Champions League quarter-final match and performed strongly in a 3—0 win over. He is considered the world's most valuable full-back from a transfer value perspective by the.
He possesses an impressive passing range, which is attributed to his development as a during his time in Liverpool's academy, and is capable of scoring from set-pieces. In doing so, he became the third youngest player to score on his European debut for Liverpool, after and. On January 19th, he signed a long-term deal with Liverpool, committing his future with 's side. During the group stages of the competition, Alexander-Arnold scored again in a 7—0 win over on 17 October, a result which was the joint-largest ever away win in the competition, and largest away win by an English club. . Tasked with marking , he performed admirably though Liverpool ultimately succumbed to a 3—1 defeat. In doing so, he became only the fourth teenager to start for England at a World Cup.
He impressed again in the reverse fixture as Liverpool eliminated City 5—1 on to advance to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in 10 years. He began training two-to-three times a week and later went on to captain the club at U16 and U18 level under coach. His debut followed on 7 June 2018 when he started in a 2—0 pre-tournament friendly win over at. Under Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, Alexander-Arnold has been predominantly deployed down the right flank where his overlapping runs, accuracy of crossing and work-rate in tracking back have seen him play an important role in the club's counter-attacking style of play. On 10 May, his domestic and European form was rewarded when he won the Liverpool Young Player of the Season award for the second season running. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref. Outside of football, Alexander-Arnold volunteers as an ambassador for Liverpool-based charity, An Hour for Others which seeks to provide underprivileged members of the community with anything from food hampers and toys to cooking and science lessons.
On 15 November 2018, during a friendly international, held in honour of , Alexander-Arnold scored his first senior international goal as England recorded a 3—0 win over the at. In October, he was one of 10 players nominated for the inaugural , an award presented by to the best young player under the age of 21. His debut season ended with him having made 12 appearances across all competitions for the club. In the run up to the , Alexander-Arnold was selected in the first team squad by for the team's final pre-season against where he marked his unofficial debut for the club in a 2—1 win. In July, following the conclusion of the season, he was nominated for the award and was later voted runner-up to defender,.
During the early stages of the , he made his 50th appearance for Liverpool when he started in a 2—1 victory over Tottenham; the same opposition against whom he had made his debut almost two years prior. The match, which was played to promote the sport, ended in defeat for Alexander-Arnold after seventeen moves, eight more than technology entrepreneur managed when he faced Carlsen a few months prior. His performance saw him named man of the match and earned him praise from the media for his ability to nullify City winger. He has two brothers; Tyler, who is four years his senior and acts as his , and Marcel, who is three years younger. Alexander-Arnold is an academy graduate of Liverpool and made his senior debut in 2016, aged 18.
He was in the first half for a foul on before being for first-choice right back in the 68th minute. He did not feature at the tournament itself, though, as Liverpool reached an agreement with England to rest him ahead of the following season's league campaign. In the months thereafter, he was consistently listed in reports by the as the world's most valuable full-back from a transfer value perspective. When he was six years old, local football club hosted a community summer camp to which his school was invited. Alexander-Arnold then made his Premier League debut on 14 December, coming on as a late substitute in a 3—0 win over , and made his first league start in a 1—1 draw with on 15 January 2017. Alexander-Arnold's name was drawn from a hat to attend the camp where he was spotted by academy coach Ian Barrigan who subsequently offered him the chance to join the club's academy.
Prior to the match, he was handed his match jersey by. Alexander-Arnold then made his debut in the competition on 28 June, starting in a 1—0 defeat to after both sides had already confirmed their progression to the knockout stages. He has since represented his nation at the. Alexander-Arnold bottom, left-centre lining-up for in a match against in 2017. His maternal grandmother, Doreen Carling, was once also in a relationship with former United manager, , before moving to New York City where she later married.
He represented England at all youth levels from through to before making his senior debut in June 2018. He was also named for his performance. Alexander-Arnold is the nephew of former and footballer, and former Manchester United club secretary,. Having previously taken part in Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States, Alexander-Arnold made his competitive first-team debut on 25 October 2016, starting in a 2—1 victory over in the fourth round of the. It remained, however, his only appearance as was preferred at right-back and featured throughout as England were defeated by in the semi-finals and then again by Belgium in the.