Alexander-Arnold hails Klopp approach

Trent Alexander-Arnold says the Liverpool players are embracing being involved in the title race and want to make it count.

Trent Alexander-Arnold believes Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp deserves great credit for how he has developed the England youngster at Anfield.

The German tactician has just completed four years with the Merseyside outfit, and the club are looking in pretty good shape as they sit eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with them aiming to add a league title to the Champions League crown they picked up last season.

Alexander-Arnold, who has developed into one of the best right-backs in the English top flight, has benefited greatly since Klopp’s arrival at Anfield.

The youngster, who has 97 appearance for the club to his name, was handed his debut by Klopp back in October 2016 and has not looked back since.

Speaking about Klopp’s influence at the club, the 21-year-old revealed the former Borussia Dortmund boss was swift to look to the academy stars shortly after his arrival on Merseyside four years ago.

“Within his first few weeks he was down at the academy watching the young lads, and that almost gave us a bit more faith and gave a statement to the club that he is going to use young players and give us those chances,” he said.

“He’s shown over the four-year period that he has given those young players their chances and given them opportunities and obviously I’m one of the youngsters that have been given them.”

Alexander-Arnold is currently away with the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria but will be back in the red of Liverpool on October 20 when they make the trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

The Red Devils have endured a tough start to the season and Liverpool will be looking to pile even more pressure on United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side, who sit just two points above the relegation zone after eight games of the league campaign.