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Trent Alexander-Arnold has been compared to Kevin De Bruyne and David Beckham this season, but his role model is Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard.
He said: “Gerrard, really. Everything about his game I really admired. I always studied him and wanted to be like him.
Alexander-Arnold says he enjoys embracing the challenge to try to become world-class himself.
The player says any idea of switching into midfield to be the next Kevin De Bruyne is a long way from his thoughts.
“I remember Gerrard always took them (free-kicks) for Liverpool and always took that responsibility,” said Alexander-Arnold. “I feel as though if someone feels confident to take a free-kick or set-piece they should – and I feel confident stepping up and putting a decent ball into the box.
“I’m not fussed where I play. I just want to play football. If the manager decides that he wants to use me as a midfielder, centre-back or striker, that is where I will play. The only time I walk off disappointed is if we haven’t won.
“It is not important if I get assists. First and foremost, the objective is to win no matter what happens. Does not matter if I have an assist or clean sheets or goals – it is about winning. I am defending first and foremost and I want to help the team and create chances. Obviously it is a different position and different type of player.”