Liverpool defender opens up about his mother’s emotional reaction to debut at Man United

The Liverpool teenager reveals his mother's reaction his Premier League debut at Manchester United

Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed that his mother started crying when she learned that the full-back was set to make his Liverpool debut at Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp handed the 18-year-old a first Premier League start at the home of their fiercest rivals in the absence of England international Nathaniel Clyne.

Alexander-Arnold acquitted himself well in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United as the teenager managed to limit France international Anthony Martial’s influence on the top-flight clash.

The full-back went on to start Liverpool’s 1-0 win against League Two side Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup third-round replay at Home Park on Wednesday night before he dropped to the bench for the visit of Swansea City.

Speaking to Liverpool’s website about his debut at Old Trafford earlier this month, Alexander-Arnold lifted the lid on his mother’s reaction to his memorable debut at Manchester United.

“When I called her and told her, she just started crying,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool’s website.

“That’s when I realised, it’s not just me who it’s happening to, it’s everyone around me as well. It was a good feeling to have.

“She just told me to go on and do the best that I can and don’t worry about what happens – and that’s what I did.”

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Liverpool lost 3-2 to Premier League strugglers Swansea City at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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