Liverpool fans have high hopes for young full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold after he scored a crucial Champions League goal and his first ever for the club this evening.
The 18-year-old scored from a sublime free kick 35 minutes into the Reds’ first leg qualifier against Hoffenheim in Germany.
Well in, lad. 🔴 pic.twitter.com/T2pvzJ6ZXq
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 15, 2017
It was a pivotal moment in the match as the Reds’ defensive frailties were on show again, with the club conceding a penalty, which was saved by Simon Mignolet.
Liverpool later doubled their lead after a cross from James Milner deflected off an opponent and into the top corner.
It was a nervy ending for Klopp’s men as they conceded a goal from Mark Uth in the 87th minute, but they will head into the return leg at Anfield with an away-goal advantage.
Alexander-Arnold, who has started the last two games due to Nathaniel Clyne’s injury, did show some negatives, though, as he was partly at fault for Hoffenheim’s goal after failing to stay with his man.
Despite that, the fans were very impressed with their homegrown talent.
— D (@VintageSalah) August 15, 2017
Love his composure on the ball. Takes decent corners and free kicks. Only 18 years old. Great prospect 👌
— Ziyaad (@ZIYAAD_LFC) August 15, 2017
Shame about the mistake in the end but
great job!! 18 years and scoring for your boyhood club! stuff of dreams trent lad👌 #YNWA
— MsaeĐ (@MrSudairy) August 15, 2017
One of our local heroes…..well done youngster…. You made us all proud. YNWA
— Mr Ali (@JasonAl62234435) August 15, 2017
— John Lennon (@JWL1092) August 15, 2017
Better than Clyne
— Jamie (@JxmieLFC) August 15, 2017
GIVE HIM CAPTAINCY NOW AND DROP HENDERSON
— Ben (@AllAboutDatMane) August 15, 2017
Big things coming from this kid! #YNWA
— Jake Wallace (@SuperDuperSnake) August 15, 2017