By: Matt Thielen
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named the Premier League’s Young Player of the Season.
The 21-year-old came out on top after beating a list of seven other qualified candidates.
Amongst those that were also shortlisted for the prestigious award include, Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Anthony Martial Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).
The right-back provided 13 assists and four goals in 49 appearances for the Reds.
Along the way, TAA helped keep 12 clean sheets, 1 Player of the Month award and a league title.
He also set the single-season Premier League record for most assists (13) by a defender.
The previous record of 12 assists, was also set by the Scouser.
The prestigious award is given to the best player aged 23 years or younger by the start of the 2019-2020 season and is voted by fans.
Upon the award being announced, Trent said on Twitter, “Proud.”
He played 2440 passes, created 87 chances, and won three major trophies.
Players Heap Praise on the Young Scouser
Andy Robertson: “What a player, what a guy! Well deserved!”
Jose Enrique: “Very well, deserve it!”
Gary Neville: “We don’t mention him as world-class or a Premier League great, but I think we have to.”
Rio Ferdinand: “He played every pass in the book…the last person I’ve seen do something like that is maybe Cafu.”
Jamie Carragher: “He is the most creative player in Europe.”
“He made the position sexy again”
Nominated for Multiple Awards
Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been nominated for Premier League Player of the Season.
The young right-back is nominated alongside fellow Liverpool players Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane.
Trent’s non-Liverpool competition is Kevin De Bruyne, Jamie Vardy, Nick Pope, and ex-Liverpool player Danny Ings.
Many believe that Liverpool could sweep the awards with Jordan Henderson favoured to win.