Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold delighted fans on Sunday with his passionate celebrations during and after the win against Stanley Park rivals Everton.
The 20-year-old, who was born and raised in the West Derby suburb of Liverpool, was the only Scouser in the starting line-up of both teams in the derby, and supporters were able to see just how much the win meant to him.
During the game, both teams had gilt-edged chances to score and it was a surprise that neither side had broken the deadlock when injury time came around. With 96 minutes on the clock though, Virgil van Dijk’s sliced volley bounced twice on the top of the bar before falling into the path of the gambling Divock Origi for the Belgian to nod home.
With the perplexed-looking Liverpool players initially celebrating by the penalty spot, Alexander-Arnold, who is valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, took off for the Kop and the rest of the Reds followed to enjoy the moment with their jubilant fans.
After the game, fans on Twitter were loving watching the youngster’s celebrations back, and many were even calling for him to be a future captain of the club. Check out the best reaction below.
Love that when the lads were celebrating near the pen spot, Trent broke away to take it to the crowd. Everyone followed suit #LFC
— Chris Hardman (@chrishlfc7) December 3, 2018
Watch Trent at the end, proper scouser https://t.co/8QPcw7d3zr
— – (@_EllisLFC) 3 December 2018
Love how Trent celebrates with the Kop & the rest all follow
— John-Paul Fahy (@jp_fahy) 3 December 2018
Gerrard captained #lfc at 23. Can see Trent doing likewise. Quality.
— Janet Hopper (@MustBeTheJanay) December 2, 2018
Virgil Van dijk….LFC skipper
Trent Arnold.. deputy skipper.
— BobTetteh (@BobTetteh) December 2, 2018
it’s good to have a proper local lad in the team playing your heart out week in week out! Brings back memories of Stevie g and carragold days, #futuresbrightfuturestrent
— alex richards (@theoriginalalx) December 2, 2018
— VVD (@Virgil_Van_Dijk) 2 December 2018
Ur gonna go a long way Trent lad massive respect The city will always be red ?
— Taters (@Taters251) 2 December 2018