The professionalism of Liverpool’s star players on their trip to La Manga “surprised” Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Following their 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Jurgen Klopp took his players on a mid-season training camp on the east coast of Spain.
Using the break as a chance to refocus after an extremely difficult start to 2017, the Reds enjoyed their time away before a trip to Leicester City on 27th February.
A fixture pile-up, their high-energy style of play and a somewhat thin squad contributed to a run of one win in 10 games across all competitions to kick off the new year, but Liverpool have now recuperated.
Having been afforded a rare opportunity to see his teammates outside of the training ground and stadium, Alexander-Arnold was impressed by their dedication.
The full-back – who has broken through with three Premier League appearances this season, after impressing in the Liverpool academy – relished the chance to confirm “rumours” which he had heard.
Alexander-Arnold told the club’s official website: “I think because you’re away 24 hours a day, you get to see what their whole routines are – what they put into their body, what time they go to sleep, everything like that.
“You see how professional every single player is, and you’re kind of surprised by it. You hear rumours about how professional the first-team players are at the academy.
“But when you’re in and around it you actually see that nothing bad will go into their body because they know it won’t help them, things like that.
“It’s incredible because it just shows the level you have to get to and that’s what all us youngsters are trying to do.”