Paul Merson names Liverpool FC’s unsung hero this season
Liverpool FC youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold is Paul Merson's unsung hero this season
Paul Merson has singled out Trent Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool FC’s unsung hero this season.
The 19-year-old has been earning plenty of praise for the Reds for his performances at right-back this term after having broken into the first team at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.
The teenager has been showing maturity beyond his years to help Liverpool FC reach the Champions League final and close in on a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Alexander-Arnold has made 29 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool FC so far this season and has been earning lots of new admirers for his performances.
The teenager’s top displays have also put him in contention for a place in the England squad for this summer’s World Cup.
And former Arsenal star Merson has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from the teenager in a Liverpool FC shirt so far this term.
Writing in his column for the Daily Star, Merson said: “Trent Alexander-Arnold is my unsung hero of the season because he’s come from nowhere at Liverpool and been very impressive.
“He’s sneaked under the radar a little bit at times but I think he deserves more credit. He’s a young lad playing for a big club where you’re always under pressure.
“But he’s handled it so, so well. Yes, he’s made mistakes but he’s always bounced back and to be the best player on the pitch in a Champions League semi-final is phenomenal.
“He never hides, and while the World Cup will come a bit too soon for him, he’s an England player for the future all day long.
“He’s got many a World Cup in him if he keeps doing what he’s doing. Liverpool have found a real gem.
“They just need to look after him because he’ll be under the microscope a lot as a homegrown youngster.
“Sometimes you get more criticism when you do something wrong if you’re in that position, but I think he can go on to have a great career if he keeps his feet on the ground.”
Liverpool FC are currently preparing for their final Premier League game of the season, a home clash against Brighton at Anfield.
The Reds will book their place in the top four this season as long as they avoid defeat against the Seagulls, and they will then switch their focus towards the Champions League final against Real Madrid.