Ok, I’m not gonna lie, I don’t know how I feel about this. On one hand any time my parents tell me to leave I can just say that Trent still lives with his parents so maybe I just want their moral support, but on the other hand, this is a guy who in this year alone is set to make just shy of eleven million dollars. Isn’t this when he buys his parents a house?
Before I get into this story, just to give everyone some background, CNN recently interviewed Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is the current full-back for Liverpool (one of the biggest and best clubs in the world). And during the interview, he mentioned that he currently lives at the house his parents live in. The reasons were because of the “structure” and “Lack of distractions”, but I mean come on. Really?
During his time at Liverpool Alexander-Arnold won himself the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup. Not to mention the many other smaller trophies that line the cabinet he has at home (Or should I say at his parent’s home). Just for the people who don’t watch soccer that’s basically every major trophy a player can win. So yea, he’s pretty good. And his pay reflects his skill level, he is one of the highest-paid players at his high-rated club. The joint third highest paid to be exact. And yet, this guy is still bumming out of his parent’s house?
I will say, let this be a lesson to younger athletes I guess? You too can win the Champions if you forever help your parents with chores and never move out.
However, I would like to compare that to another player who is set to earn seven million dollars across four years in a different sport.
This is Phidarian Mathis. He just signed a 4-year 7.506 million dollar deal with the Washington Commanders. His rookie deal. He has just bought his mom a house because she made many sacrifices to help get him to this tax bracket, so of course, he made sure she was set. Also, for those math whizzes out there, if we average those seven and a half million dollars across those four years, that means that this year Mathis makes just shy of 2 million dollars. Which again for you nerds out there is nine million dollars less than Trent is making. Make it make sense.
I will say this if Trent can’t move out of the house at 23 with millions of dollars to his name, then there is no hope for the rest of us.