Trent Alexander-Arnold equals remarkable record as Premier League centurion

Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrated his 100th Premier League appearance with the win against West Ham on Saturday – while no outfield player has won more in their first century than Liverpool.

Liverpool beat West Ham 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday, Mohamed Salah’s penalty and Diego Jota’s late strike ensuring the Reds now go a club-record 63 games without a home defeat in the league. has gone

The game was also significant for 22-year-old Alexander Arnold who celebrated his 100th Premier League appearance.

This is now Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fifth season as a Liverpool senior player / Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

The Liverpool-born star made his league debut in December of the 2016/17 season, coming off the bench in a win over Middlesbrough.

He quickly established himself as Jurgen Klopp’s preferred right-back and played in all 38 Premier League fixtures in 2019/20 as Liverpool claimed the title.

The full-back has also twice set the record for most assists for a defender in a Premier League season.

As Opta pointed out on Twitter, Alexander-Arnold’s record 77 wins gives him the joint-highest personal win rate in the first 100 games of any outfield player in Premier League history.

77 – In his 100th @premierleague game today, Trent Alexander-Arnold picked up his 77th win; Only Ederson (79) won more first 100 matches than any other player in the history of the competition. Winner #LIVWHU

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 31, 2020

The only player with more wins in their first century is Manchester City keeper Ederson (79), while Citizens striker Gabriel Jesus and Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic are level with Alexander-Arnold on 77.

Speaking on his star’s latest milestone after the victory over West Ham, Klopp said, via “Great numbers. Interesting journey, as a player, as a person with a great foundation. came along, and used it to make big, big growth moves.

“I’ve heard about it. [the milestone] And when you look at the pictures of his first game – really, the boy who came and the man he is now, even though he’s a young man, the difference couldn’t be greater.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s latest success / Let’s not – Dean House/Getty Images

“Of course, when you look at his age there’s a lot of room for improvement, just in terms of time, and he’ll use it. He’ll become an even better person – maybe it’s harder, but more. A personality and all that sort of thing.

“It’s really nice to be a part of that journey, to be honest, because everybody dreams like that and then when you’re a part of it, it makes it so special.”

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