Trent Alexander-Arnold was born in West Derby, Liverpool. He joined Liverpool’s academy in 2004 at the age of six when he was spotted by academy coach Ian Barrigan, and later captained the club at U16 and U18 level. He excelled during his time with the academy and in 2015 was singled out by former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who tipped him to have a bright future at the club in his autobiography.
In the build up to the 2017–18 season, Trent signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool. On 15 August 2017, he scored his first goal for the club on his European debut.
In April 2017 Trent was called up to the England U21 side for the first time for their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Netherlands and Latvia, he was also invited to train with the senior national team for the first time ahead of their friendly matches.
Outside of football, Trent 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.
My School: St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School in West Derby and St Mary’s College, Crosby.
My Favourite Teacher: Mr Williams who was my PE teacher.
My Favourite Subject at School: PE – I enjoyed anything at all to do with sports, so every week I would really look forward to PE lessons.
Were you streetwise or a bit of a geek? I wouldn’t say streetwise, my parents made sure that my efforts in school had to match those in football so when I wasn’t in football I was catching up with school work.
My Favourite Childhood Singer/Band: Drake! I just love his music.
My Favourite Extra-Curricular Activity: Football was my favourite for obvious reasons but after football it would probably be tennis.
Do you remember your first school crush? No!
My Favourite Book: My favourite book in school was Of Mice and Men.
School Dinners: I loved school dinners in school especially dessert. I think it’s important to have good school dinners as many of my friends at football would complain that they hated theirs and would have to wait until after football to eat.
My Ambitions at School: My ambitions at school were always to play football for Liverpool. That was always my dream.