Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold could make Champions League ultimate historical past ought to he begin in opposition to Tottenham in Madrid on June 1.
The 20-year-old is ready to be the youngest participant to start out successive Champions League finals since AC Milan’s Christian Panucci again in 1995.
Alexander-Arnold has been electrical for Liverpool this season, racking up 15 assists, and is nearly assured, if match, to line up for Jurgen Klopp’s crew on the Wanda Metropolitano.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will make historical past if he begins the Champions League ultimate on June 1
He would turn out to be the youngest participant to start out back-to-back finals since Christian Panucci
Alexander-Arnold doesn’t flip 21 till October and given Panucci was 22 when he lined up for his second successive ultimate for Milan in opposition to Ajax in 1995, the Liverpool full-back would re-write historical past.
Three of the again 4 that began within the defeat to Actual Madrid in Kiev final yr can be assured of getting the nod once more as Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk have continued to ascertain themselves as mainstays in Liverpool’s ranks.
Having realized from the agonising 3-1 defeat to Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid aspect in Ukraine, Alexander-Arnold and Co will journey to Spain decided to go on and carry the trophy this time spherical.
The 20-year-old began in Kiev final season as Actual Madrid beat Liverpool to win the trophy
The total-back was mesmeric within the semi-final second-leg win in opposition to Barcelona as he registered two assists – one for Georginio Wijnaldum and the opposite for Divock Origi to win it.
Alexander-Arnold’s rise has been extremely spectacular given the truth that earlier than the beginning of final season, he had registered simply two league appearances for the Reds.
Damage to Nathaniel Clyne opened up a spot down the proper and he has seized his alternative, occurring to be one of the influential full-backs within the Premier League this season.
Whereas Champions League ultimate opponents Tottenham will know all about him, the north London membership face an actual problem to nullify his threats.
Mauricio Pochettino’s gamers will hope, very similar to Panucci in 1995, Alexander-Arnold makes historical past in defeat, quite than victory.
The total-back (left) has been influential this season, getting 15 assists to assist attain the ultimate