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Jurgen Klopp has named his best “signing” since being appointed as Liverpool manager.
During his time with the Reds, Klopp has brought a number of talented players, including Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Gini Wijnaldum.
However, being asked about his best signing, the German manager has picked none of these players. Instead, he chose the Liverpool academy player, who is still 21 years old but already has a promising future.
“It’s Trent [Alexander-Arnold],” Klopp told the Pure Football Podcast.
“We didn’t have to buy him but Pep Lijnders my assistant brought him around and said: ‘He played No.6 [role] for me. He played full-back, he played right wing, left wing’. Then he came and there was only one problem:Trent was not fit enough. But he was a kid so he was not fit enough but we saw immediately, wow, football wise no doubts. But [he was] not fit enough so we had to work on that. But then he made steps by himself that were really unbelievable and that was really nice to see. Then he made mistakes and didn’t give up.”
Alexander-Arnold has become a key player at Anfield, providing more assists in the Premier League than any other player in the last two seasons.