Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

TAA: Blues Kid Barker Gave Me Nightmares!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

TAA: Blues Kid Barker Gave Me Nightmares!

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TRENT Alexander-Arnold still holds his experience in a 2016 encounter with City Under-21s as one of his toughest games.

The Liverpool teenager is preparing for a Champions League final against Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid before joining up with the England squad for the World Cup to cap an incredible rise with the Merseyside club.

An exceptional performance against Leroy Sane at Anfield helped Jurgen Klopp's side defeat City in their European quarter-final as he turned out to be far from the weak link he was targeted as.

But Alexander-Arnold still remembers a much more chastening experience when he came up against the young Blues and left-winger Brandon Barker in superb form.

The former Droylsden Juniors youngster scored one and set two up in a 3-0 win that saw his opponent substituted before the final whistle.

"That's probably one of the hardest games I've had," said Alexander-Arnold. …

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