Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new contract with Liverpool…

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The deal runs until 2024 and reflects the 20-year-old’s rapid development after establishing himself as Liverpool’s first-choice right-back and earning five caps for England.

In recent months, Premier League leaders Liverpool have managed to tie down the long-term futures of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Andrew Robertson and captain Jordan Henderson.

“As soon as they offered the contract, there was no hesitation whatsoever,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool’s official website.

“The thing that made it easiest for me was having the people around me to make sure I was able to focus on football as much as possible and get the deal done as soon as possible. That is down to my brother especially, my manager, who took that role and allowed me to focus on football and not get distracted, which is the main thing.

“The last 18 months especially have been very special. Hopefully the next 18 months and even further on than that will be even more special.”

Alexander-Arnold has been at Liverpool since the age of six and has 67 first-team appearances to his name after making his senior debut in October 2016.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday that he believes his team’s development will continue well after this season as he does not expect to lose any key players in the future.

“Trent is one of the most relentless professionals I have met when it comes to focusing on getting better each and every day,” the manager said after the deal was announced. “This is not to compare with any legend past or present, because he will make his own story.

“As a player for LFC he is the embodiment of the sentiment ‘We’re never gonna stop.'”

The full-back is sidelined with a knee injury but is hopeful of a return quicker than first expected, having not required surgery to correct the issue.


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