Liverpool Football Club are set to hand Trent Alexander-Arnold another new, improved contract, just months after his last renewal.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be rewarded for his impressive performances across a breakthrough 2016/17 season with a new, bumper contract deal.
According to Paul Joyce of the Times, Liverpool will offer the 18-year old Englishman a new deal that will tie him to the club until 2022.
Joyce believes the youngster will “challenge Nathaniel Clyne” – Liverpool’s current first choice right back – for more game time next season as he looks to cement his future place in Klopp’s starting XI.
If new terms are agreed, Alexander-Arnold would become the fifth Reds player to sign an extension this year, with Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez all penning new deals in recent months.
The German is said to be fond of Alexander-Arnold as a player and appreciates his ambition and commitment, having told the Liverpool ECHO last season that “I want to play for Liverpool for my whole career and one day hopefully I’ll captain the side.”
Alexander-Arnold’s commitment to the Reds has been further emphasised in his decision to snub England’s Under-19 set up and return to Melwood for pre-season instead as he pushes for a first-team place.
The FA were said to be keen to take the defender-come-midfielder to the Under-19 European Championships currently taking place in Georgia but the player preferred to focus on his club situation.
The 18-year old will likely see a good amount of football over the Reds pre-season, with domestic friendlies against Tranmere and Wigan up first next week before trips to Hong Kong, Berlin and Dublin.
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