Liverpool’s kit management coordinator Lee Radcliffe has revealed one mystery that surrounds defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.
It has never been discussed why the 21-year-old insists on wearing the No.66 shirt for us, which has not been made famous by players that have gone before him like the lower squad numbers.
The Scouser has helped us reach back-to-back Champions League finals, winning our second one in Madrid, the Super Cup in Istanbul and the Club World Cup in Doha. As well as this, we are now on the verge of capturing our first league title in 30 years.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Radcliffe said that he deliberately gave him a high squad number to keep him grounded.
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“When we get any young lads that come down from the Academy, we always deliberately try to give them a high-ish number,”
“We don’t like to give them a low number in case they sort of think they’ve made it straight away, if you know what I mean.
“You pick it out because it’s a free number and it’s around that sort of number you think, ‘We’ll give that out because he’s only just come down’.
He went on to say that it was a strange feeling watching Alexander-Arnold lifting trophies with No.66 on his back, adding that it’s bizarre to see someone with a smile on their face wearing such a high number.
Alexander-Arnold is the latest person to do this. Now that he is winning trophies and witnessing success on the pitch, there will no doubt be youngsters coming through that will aspire to be like this and want to wear the same number as him.