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09-08-2019 | 13:25 Football
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Trent Alexander-Arnold opens up on working with Steven Gerrard as a 16-year-old

Trent Alexander-Arnold has described his working with Liverpool legend Steven Gerard as a “dream come true.” Alexander-Arnold never got the chance to play with Gerrard, who made 710 appearances for the Reds, but he recalled working with the former skipper at the age of 16. "Steven Gerrard was getting his coaching badges at the time, so he came down to our age group to help out with some training sessions," the Liverpool right-back wrote in an article for The Players' Tribune . "I don’t need to tell you how much Stevie meant to the lads in our side - especially the local ones like me. I can’t even count how many times my brothers and I pretended to be him when we were out at the park.” He added: "To have him on the training pitch with us, it was really a dream come true. I didn’t speak to him a whole lot because, honestly, we were all pretty nervous just having him watch us. But he loved to stay after a session was over and ping long-range passes across the pitch. I liked a good switch of play, so watching him up close, just seeing his technique … I tried to memorise everything."

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