LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 23, 2021: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the final FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Trent Alexander-Arnold gets nod from peers with 4th PFA award nomination

Trent Alexander-Arnold has earned his third consecutive PFA Young Player of the Year nomination, having already won the award in 2020.

It was a campaign of ups and downs for Alexander-Arnold, but he ended it in world-class form as Liverpool finished third in the Premier League.

An unbeaten 10-game run to conclude the season saw the right-back score once and assist four times, including the corner for Alisson‘s pivotal header against West Brom.

Following an uproar over whether or not he would be included in England’s 26-man squad for the Euros, the 22-year-old was named by Gareth Southgate on Tuesday, and has now followed that up with his latest awards nod.

Alexander-Arnold is one of six players up for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, along with Man City‘s Phil Foden, Man United‘s Mason Greenwood, Chelsea‘s Mason Mount, West Ham‘s Declan Rice and Arsenal‘s Bukayo Saka.

Foden and Mount are likely to be the favourites for the award, but Alexander-Arnold’s nomination shows the admiration he holds among his Premier League peers.

It is the third year in a row that the No. 66 has been nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year, having also been in the running for PFA Player of the Year last season.

He won the prize in 2020, becoming the first Liverpool player to do so since Steven Gerrard in 2001, and only the fifth since the award was founded in 1974.

Ian Rush (1983), Robbie Fowler (1995 and 1996) and Michael Owen (1998) have also been named PFA Young Player of the Year.

No Liverpool players have been nominated for this year’s PFA Player of the Year award, with Foden up for it along with Harry Kane, Ruben Dias, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes.