Liverpool hero Trent Alexander-Arnold is reportedly expected to be given a bigger contract extension than both Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.
The 25-year-old may still be a relatively young player, but he has arguably already gained legendary status at his boyhood club, winning the Champions League and Premier League, among other trophies.
Alexander-Arnold is one of the most technically gifted stars of the Jurgen Klopp era, with few right-backs in world football possessing such an eye for a pass or cross.
In total, he has 82 assists in 302 appearances for Liverpool, and the hope is that he remains with the Reds for another decade or so.
The Englishman’s current deal expires next year, however, and while he is expected to extend his stay on Merseyside, there is still concern that the club haven’t tied him down.
According to a new update from Football Insider, Alexander-Arnold is set to be given a huge contract extension at Liverpool – one that is bigger than the terms that will be offered to Van Dijk and Salah:
“Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be offered a long-term bumper contract by Liverpool, sources have told Football Insider. As revealed by Football Insider (10 February), the Reds are hopeful of tying Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk down to long-term deals and they are “confident” they will agree terms.
“Well-placed sources have told Football Insider that the full-back is expected to be offered the “biggest” and “longest-term deal” out of the superstar trio. His contract is set to expire in 2025, but it is believed that he is not pushing for a move away from his boyhood club.”
Our thoughts on Alexander-Arnold’s bumper Liverpool deal…
Alexander-Arnold signing a new contract has to be considered more important than Van Dijk and Salah at this point, due to the fact that he is considerably younger than his two teammates.
Of course, it is also essential that they stay on as well, with the pair still two of the first names on Klopp’s team sheet, but their brilliant right-back is a future captain who still has so many years ahead of him.
Moving forward, it does feel as though Alexander-Arnold’s future could belong in midfield, and it will be fascinating to see how Liverpool’s next manager uses him, assuming he does sign on the dotted line.
It would be a huge shock if he did leave now, given his ties to the club since his youth team days, and it is a case of nailing down his future as soon as possible.