At the age of 20, Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has already achieved plenty in his young career, doing things that some professionals play their whole careers for yet don’t quite reach it.
In 2018, the youngster helped his team reach the Champions League final, during which he started and was given the unenviable task of marking Cristiano Ronaldo, an assignment which he carried out admirably, helping keep the forward off the scoresheet.
It ultimately ended in disappointment as he was unable to win the European Cup for his boyhood club, but the journey to both reach the final and play in it will serve him well going forward in his career.
Alexander-Arnold’s form throughout the European campaign then helped him earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad for the World Cup, during which England reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Croatia.
He played one game during the tournament, featuring in 79 minutes of England’s clash against Belgium and went on to score his first international goal later that year.
For a player so young, Alexander-Arnold has experienced plenty to date and still has his best years ahead of him, having already established himself as the Reds’ first-choice right-back - a position that was not natural to him during his youth career.
He converted to play full-back to help his chances of breaking through to the first-team and it's a decision that is now paying dividends.