Trent Alexander-Arnold is the definition of a local modern-day legend as at just 24-years-old he has won everything he possibly can whilst at Liverpool all whilst being from West Derby – just a stones throw away from Anfield.
The City of Liverpool has in the past produced some fantastic sports stars with two of the most talented footballers to have played for England – Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, are born and bred scousers.
When asked about why there is a tendency for developing sports brilliance in Liverpool, Alexander-Arnold said: “I just think it is the pure passion in the city which everyone has, everyone finds what they’re good at, a passion and commitment to things.
“I think that is just the way that we are all brought up, is to be committed, give to give 100% in everything that we do and to believe in yourself.
“Those were the things that I was brought up on and I know that gets passed down, I see that in the city every day.”
The right-back, alongside his teammates, showed their passion and self-belief in every single match last campaign as The Reds hunted an unprecedented quadruple.
Speaking about last season, he said: “Yeah it definitely was (important for his career) I try and see it as every year is very important but I think last year especially was.”
Unfortunately for the England international, Jurgen Klopp’s side fell short of winning the Premier League on the last day and were also beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League final, but he still views it positively.
“It can be seen as a very good campaign, probably one of the best ones I’ll ever have and vital for us going forward,” said the defender.
The local lad was speaking to The Score at the new Under Armour shop unveiling in Liverpool One, and he was tasked with breaking open the glass with a free-kick of the store to officially open it.
He managed to do it on his third try, he said; “It was harder than I thought it would be, I would have put money on me getting it first time though.
“For it be here in Liverpool and to be here today to be able to do a big opening is something I am massively proud of,”
“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to play for my boyhood club throughout my career so because of that there’s nothing I enjoy more than giving back to the community.”
In attendance at the opening were young footballers from the Tiber Centre, which is an academy Alexander-Arnold and Liverpool support.
They were given the opportunity to ask the Liverpool hero questions with a couple of them taking the opportunity to ask about various things such as the famous corner taken quicky against Barcelona when Liverpool went onto win their sixth European Cup.
When asked about what was going through his head when the corner was taken he said: “Not much you know, it was just hit it.”
He will be hoping he will have another chance to do something special again in the Champions League as Liverpool look to overturn a three-goal deficit at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Another chance of Scouse superiority in the greatest club competition on the planet.