Alexander-Arnold, the 20-year-old full-back, is due to make his 51st Premier League appearance this afternoon when title-chasing Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield.
The youngster’s half-century, which came in last week’s defeat of Southampton, marked the rapid and remarkable rise of a player who has excelled under Klopp’s tutelage.
Plucked out the academy by the German, Alexander-Arnold was treated to the odd match here and there during the 2016/17 season, before establishing himself as the Reds’ first-choice right-back the following campaign.
He has earned international recognition and even made it into England’s World Cup squad last summer amid much public clamour for Gareth Southgate to reward the youngster.
The Liverpool native is 33 games shy of his century in all competitions, and he revealed to The Times what Klopp has told him throughout his early career.