Alexander-Arnold has signed a new four-year deal reportedly making him one of the Premier League club’s top earners as they look to tie down Jurgen Klopp’s key players
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Liverpool are plotting six more contract extensions after Trent Alexander-Arnold signed a new four-year deal.
Alexander-Arnold was rewarded for his rise to prominence in recent seasons with a new contract keeping him at his boyhood club until 2025 at the earliest.
The 22-year-old was a key player as Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Champions League and Premier League titles in successive campaigns, earning a reputation as one of the best attacking right-backs in world football.
And he is now in the same wage bracket as top earners Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, according to The Athletic.
Tying Alexander-Arnold to a new deal will be crucial to Liverpool’s plans to build for the future around some of their best players.
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But the Reds are far from done, with sporting director Michael Edwards set to offer contract extensions to six more stars in the coming weeks and months.
Alisson, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Salah, Mane and Andy Robertson are all expected to be offered new deals.
Of those, keeper Alisson and left-back Robertson are currently contracted until 2024, while Fabinho, Van Dijk, Salah, and Mane have entered the final two years of their current deals.
Skipper Jordan Henderson also has just two years left on his contract, with talks over an extension having recently stalled.
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Another player only contracted until 2023 is Roberto Firmino, who like the above-mentioned stars has been crucial to Liverpool’s success under Klopp, although he saw his place in the side come under threat from Diogo Jota last term.
Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold described signing his new deal as “a no-brainer”.
“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.
“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.
“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,” he continued.
“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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