‘It was a no-brainer!’ Alexander-Arnold signs new Liverpool contract

The England right-back will remain at Anfield until at least 2025 after agreeing terms on a fresh four-year extension.

Alexander-Arnold – along with fellow defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip – is now back in pre-season action after suffering a thigh injury in the warm-up match against Austria in early June that ruled him out of England’s subsequent run to the final of Euro 2020.

The 22-year-old was born and raised in Liverpool and came up through the club’s academy system, making his first-team debut in October 2016 and going on to become one of their most influential players under Jurgen Klopp, winning the Champions League, Premier League, Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup as well as being nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award in 2019.

Alexander-Arnold – who won the PFA and Premier League Young Player of the Season awards in 2019/20 has made 179 senior appearances for the Reds to date.

“I’m honoured to be given the opportunity and to be shown the trust in the club to be given an extension, so it was a no-brainer for me,” he told Liverpool’s official website after confirmation of that new deal.

“The state the club is in and where I’m at in my career is always a good option for me. To extend and make sure I’m here longer is always a good thing. I’m made up.

“It’s the only club I’ve ever really known, so to be here for this amount of time and extending to be here for a longer amount of time is amazing for me and my family.

“It’s a proud moment for me – it always is – signing a new contract here. To be given the trust, like I said before, by the club and the staff is an amazing feeling.”

He added: “It’s not too often [I think about it] but I think I’ve achieved so much, I’ve achieved so many dreams and goals that I never actually thought I would.”

“I live the dream every day really. Being able to represent the club and to be in and around names and players, and obviously managers and staff, that are world class every day is a privilege for me and I’m very fortunate to be in the position I am.”

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