Liverpool’s Champions League winning right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has made admitted that he supported Celtic as his second team growing up. The 21-year-old scouser is living the dream with Jurgen Klopp’s high flying Reds, the team he has supported all his life who are two games away from winning the English Premier League.
However, Alexander-Arnold has admitted that growing up he had a second team. Celtic. In an interview with GQ, the attacking right-back has admitted that he is now conflicted in terms of who he supports in Scotland due to his idol, Steven Gerrard joining Rangers in May 2018.
“Growing up I was Celtic, but now, because of the connection, I’m probably neutral up there now.”
Liverpool and Celtic have always had a strong connection. The strong Irish connection between Glasgow and Liverpool, the sharing of anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone are obvious links but the more poignant connection is that which was forged in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster. Celtic hosted the Reds in a friendly match to raise funds with the Scouse side creating a strong bond hence why Celtic and Liverpool supporters have always had a soft spot for each other.
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