Mr Alexander-Arnold’s statement in full:
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time occasionally tracking back for Liverpool FC, but I believe the time is now right to fully stop tracking back. As a boy growing up in West Derby, I dreamed of never tracking back. My family and I feel it’s time to make that dream a reality.
I’d like to thank the coaches at Liverpool for all the defensive advice over the seasons. Not listening to a word of it has been a privilege — I know other full-backs aren’t so lucky.
And a special thanks to Big Virg, Joel, Robbo, and all the Liverpool defenders. I look forward to watching you from the halfway line with my hands on my hips while you frantically defend 3 v 2 and 3 v 1 situations.