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'For life': Some Liverpool fans ecstatic with Trent Alexander-Arnold contract

Trent Alexander-Arnold agreed a new contract on Friday. Fans are understandably thrilled with the news.

Liverpool announced on Friday that Trent Alexander-Arnold has put pen to paper on a new contract. He’s staying with the club long-term.

The Athletic put some detail on that – it’s a four-year contract that makes him one of the club’s ‘highest earners’. You’ve got to say that it’s fully deserved.

Alexander-Arnold has developed into one of Liverpool’s greatest-ever academy products. Comfortably the best since Steven Gerrard over 20 years ago and he already boasts incredible success.

It’s easy to forget that he’s still only 22 and that this contract will expire when he’s 26. There’s still such a long time to go with Alexander-Arnold and thankfully, he wants to spend his career with the Reds.

And with plenty of ageing stars in the Liverpool squad, tying down their best young player was vital. Now that’s done, the club can rest easier.

Fans took the news as you’d expect, too – with glee.

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In a lot of ways, this is the most important contract in the squad. Having Alexander-Arnold around long-term, heading into his prime years, guarantees Liverpool a superstar.

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Not that there was any expectation that he could leave, of course. But having Alexander-Arnold’s best years committed to Liverpool is a wonderful thing.

He’s going to play a huge part not just in this current team but the next one, too. And, hopefully, the one after that.

As for the player himself, he’s got some new goals ahead of him. He needs to cement his legacy as an all-time great, which is an unbelievable position for a 22-year-old to be in.

We imagine he has eyes on the armband, too. This contract might just see that promised to him.

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