Trent Alexander-Arnold told me he wants to become the best footballer in the world and here's why I believe he can do it

Trent Alexander-Arnold with Matthew Ketchell in 2018 and 2024
(Image credit: Future)

Six years ago I was sat alone in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s family living room in Woolton. The room was minimalist, I think the family might’ve just moved in. Leather sofas, TV, not much else. I think it was one of 'several' living rooms. The house had a pool too.

It was beautiful, I met Trent's mum too who was lovely and offered me a cup of tea.

I’d been invited there to interview her son, Liverpool’s exciting new star, then aged just 19. The invitation came via his boot company at the time and I was one of several journalists and media channels visiting across the course of the day. I was early.

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Matthew Ketchell
Deputy Editor

A former goalkeeper, Ketch joined FourFourTwo as Deputy Editor in 2022 having worked across ChronicleLive, LeedsLive, Hull Daily Mail, YorkshireLive, Teesside Gazette and the Huddersfield Examiner as a Northern Football Editor. Prior to that he was the Senior Writer at BBC Match of the Day magazine. He has interviewed the likes of Harry Kane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate and attended two World Cup finals and two Champions League finals. He has been a Newcastle United season ticket holder since 2000 and has a deep knowledge on the history and culture of football shirts.