Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Trent Alexander-Arnold over a new mural.
Jurgen Klopp is ‘delighted’ for the scouser Trent Alexander-Arnold over the new mural which was set up in the streets of Liverpool.
The 20-year-old’s meteoric rise to Liverpool’s Champions League triumph has gained adulation among the Anfield faithful. He marked his name in Anfield’s history books with that quickly-taken corner against Barcelona to progress to the final.
Trent has grown in stature both on and off the field as a member of the Reds defensive and attacking hub alongside Scottish Andy Robertson, and in a literal sense as a mural close to Anfield.
From age six to number six 🏆 pic.twitter.com/7m54FsQJuO
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) July 25, 2019
Anfield wrap, which took in charge of the mural, is on the corner of Sybil Street and Anfield Road. It was specifically chosen not only to celebrate the incredible season gone by, but to serve as an inspiration for the youngsters walking in his footsteps.
Speaking to ESPN, Jurgen Klopp expressed his gladness for the young English full-back’s artwork and the artistry of the player it depicts – that corner against Barcelona serving as an ideal example.
“It’s great, absolutely great. I hope it’s big enough, that he likes it and he has enough friends and family in Liverpool, who will be so happy with it,” Klopp said. “I hope they all take their pictures in front of it.
“When I tell people the story about Barcelona, you cannot not mention the corner. His mural should be around the corner,” he joked.
“It’s the smartest thing I ever saw football-wise. Then I tell people that the best thing is Trent is only 20.
“And even better, he’s grown up like 200 yards from Melwood so he is Scouser from head to toe and I know how desperate the people are waiting constantly for these specific local figures.
“It could be sometimes too much pressure for specific people, but it’s not for Trent.”
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While Trent registered a record assist tally of 16 in all competitions – has impressed his manager by handling the external pressure, the 20-year-old’s ability to withstand pressure and ability to carry himself in front of the media has impressed Klopp.
“I saw after the final, as I said I saw all the videos and I watched the pre-match press conference with Trent and Robbo and I couldn’t have been more impressed.
“I normally don’t watch that, but I watched everything. I was really impressed. 20 years old, so smart, so clear. Everything.” added Klopp.
Before facing Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 4th, the reigning European Champions will trip to Scotland and Switzerland, taking on Napoli and Olympique Lyon respectively.