Just months after signing a previous long-term deal, the teenager has penned a fresh deal that illustrates his growing status under Jurgen Klopp
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s impressive rise at Liverpool has been rewarded with a new five-year contract on improved terms.
The 18-year-old, who broke into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans last season making 12 appearances in all competitions, is held in the highest esteem at the club.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has today signed a new long-term deal with #LFC.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 7, 2017
This is evidenced by the Merseysiders putting together a fresh deal for the teenager, who only signed his previous contract in November 2016.
Alexander-Arnold started out as a striker, before being converted to a No. 6 by first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders when he was in charge of the Under-16 team.
The Scouser, born in West Derby which houses Liverpool’s Melwood facility, is now an exciting deputy to right-back Nathaniel Clyne.
He made his Premier League debut in the 1-1 draw at Manchester United in place of the England international, who was ruled out with an abdominal issue.
Klopp is an admirer of Alexander-Arnold’s ability to understand and execute the tactical demands of multiple roles.
“In my opinion, he is one of the most all-round talents in Europe with a ‘team first’ attitude,” Lijnders told Goal of the player he helped develop.
“When he was my captain at U-16 level, he was able to control rhythm and make the team play like no-one else.
“Some people are born to become a football player; he is definitely one of them.”
A more muscular Alexander-Arnold reported to Liverpool’s pre-season training this week, having turned down the chance to represent England Under-19s at the European Championships.
The club’s Young Player of the Year has designs on making a further impact under Klopp in the campaign ahead and wanted to focus fully on being in the right shape to achieve as much.