Alexander-Arnold could emulate Gerrard and become Liverpool’s local hero if he keeps his word

Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed in an interview with The Times that he wants to stay at Liverpool for his entire career.

What’s the word?

In just under two years, the right-back has gone from academy player to a regular in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

The 20-year-old has ousted Nathaniel Clyne from the lineup and made the position his own, although Joe Gomez has played that role in Liverpool’s past two fixtures.

Alexander-Arnold came of age last season when he more than held his own against the likes of Manchester City, Roma and Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The youngster’s performances also rewarded him with a spot in England’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The full-back was born on Merseyside and it is his intention to remain a one-man club until he retires.

While speaking to The Times, Alexander-Arnold said:

“There is nowhere else I’d rather be than Liverpool. Somewhere I want to stay for the rest of my career is Liverpool. It’s what I’ve always dreamed of. Liverpool are special.”

Will he stay true to his word?

There have been many occasions when players have pledged their futures to their respective clubs, only to leave them a year later.

Alexander-Arnold could well be different, though, as he is playing for the team he supported growing up.

He has the chance to earn the same legendary status that former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard had.

The talismanic figure rejected approaches from the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid to stay at Anfield for the best years of his career.

It is rare nowadays to have a local player who stays loyal, but if Alexander-Arnold does so, he could end up writing himself into the Liverpool history books.