LIVERPOOL star Trent Alexander-Arnold felt he was in danger of being a misfit at Anfield.
Yet the England defender became a more confident footballer thanks to Reds skipper Jordan Henderson.
Jordan Henderson took Trent Alexander-Arnold under his wing[/caption]
Alexander-Arnold has been one of the stand-out performers for the new champions who travel to Manchester City tonight.
But the shy right-back, 21, admitted he initially struggled to fit in.
While he made his Reds debut in October 2016, it was the 2018 World Cup in Russia where he formed a strong relationship with midfielder Henderson.
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In an interview with Red Bull, Alexander-Arnold said: “Hendo was big. I never really had an amazing bond with any of the lads because I’ve always been quiet, but he just made me comfortable.
“He made me not be afraid to make mistakes and not feel I’m not as talented as the other lads.
“After that I wasn’t overthinking. I’d take more risks and by doing that I became a better player.”
Alexander-Arnold also revealed the amount of time he used to play football in Liverpool with his brothers, Tyler, now 25, and Marcel, now 17.
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He added: “I think me and my brothers definitely hit 10,000 hours. It was quite unhealthy now that I think about it.
“Any type of football game, or any type of weather, at any time of the day, we’d be playing football, the three of us; there was nothing else we did.
“If it was raining, we’d make goals inside in the hallway, we’d use balls of tin foil, we’d use socks, we’d use literally anything at all to play football