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Liverpool: Alexander-Arnold won't get big-headed, says Milner

James Milner is delighted to see Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoying a brilliant season but says the right-back has the right attitude and to keep himself grounded.

Liverpool: Alexander-Arnold won't get big-headed, says Milner
TIM KEETON EFE

Trent Alexander-Arnold's attitude will prevent his ego from getting inflated and potentially hinder his progress, says Liverpool team mate James Milner. Right-back Alexander-Arnold is enjoying a brilliant seasonand has come on leaps and bounds for the European and world champions as well as with England. He has played a key role in the team's recent triumphs - including last season's Champions League and this month's Club World Cup.

The England international particularly stood out in the Boxing Day demolition of second-placed Leicester City, scoring one goal and providing two assists in a 0-4 win. Milner, who tucked away a penalty won following a centre by Alexander-Arnold for the team's third goal, is confident the 21-year-old can continue to improve, aided by the tutorship of Klopp and his Liverpool colleagues.

Alexander-Arnold gaining valuable experience

"There's a long way to go and we don’t want him to become a big head, but he won't because there are plenty of people around him in this dressing room that, if he does, will pop it straight away," Milner told reporters. "For me, one of the most impressive things about him is his mentality. You can admire him ability wise, but his mentality is great. He's got a great attitude. That's so important. He will keep improving and, if he keeps doing what he's doing, given how young he is, he'll have people talking about him for a long, long time. He can be very good. He's pretty good now, isn't he? You see the amount of games he's played and occasions he's played in - Champions League finals, big games, pushing-for-the-league-title games. There's a lot more to come from him. He's going to make mistakes and will have to bounce back from them. You get disappointments. The manager has taken him out of the team at times, but he always shows the right attitude. He knows it's for his benefit or the benefit of the team. His mentality is absolutely spot on, and his ability is incredible. There's a lot more to come from him, and he will keep on improving and be a massive player for Liverpool for many years to come."