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Liverpool fullback Alexander-Arnold: Initial recruitment was pure luck!

Liverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold admits he owes his arrival to a big stroke of luck.

Alexander-Arnold has established himself as a vital member of Jurgen Klopp's side this season with a string of impressive displays. The 19-year-old said he was spotted by Anfield scouts when his school was invited to send youngsters to a training camp.

He told Four Four Two: “There weren't enough invites for everyone in our class who wanted to go, so we drew names out of a hat.

"Fortunately, my name was pulled out.

"I went along, played with a smile on my face as I always did, and a scout went over to my mum at the end of the session and asked her to bring me to the academy two or three times a week.

“When the opportunity comes along, you've got to take it. Without knowing it, I did.

"Back then it was just another chance, on another day, to play football for a few days."

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