Liverpool announced that Andy Robertson had signed a new five-year deal with the club on Thursday and will now look to extend Trent Alexander-Arnold’s terms as well.
The Scotsman arrived at Liverpool last summer without much fanfare but his role within the side since Christmas in 2017 has been pivotal.
If you had told supporters that he would have put in a brilliant last-ditch challenge on Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in a Champions League final, you would have certainly been met with bewilderment.
Now, however, you could easily make a case that the Scotland skipper is the best left back in the world at the moment and it’s no fluke – he’s worked very hard to be where he is.
After Liverpool announced that Robertson had extended his contract, reporter for the Daily Mail Dominic King said that the next piece of in-house business is for Trent Alexander-Arnold to extend his terms with the Reds.
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This piece of news just highlights how well run Liverpool are these days. From a point in time when FSG dawdled on offering club legend Steven Gerrard a new contract to the point where the core of this side is tied down beyond 2022, things have changed for the good.
Trent is a player that if developed correctly, he could be either a world class attacking fullback or even a top-class midfielder and signing him down for another four to five years would be yet more brilliant work by Michael Edwards.