Liverpool hold Trent Alexander-Arnold in such high esteem, we’re going to offer him a new deal just eight months after he signed his last one, reports the Times.
The 18-year-old penned a five-year extension in November 2016, but since then has emerged as genuine competition for Nathaniel Clyne at right-back.
As a result, Liverpool want to reward the youngster, who has ambitions to skipper the team one day.
“Until I captain Liverpool I will not be satisfied,” he said earlier this year.
While Clyne is solid and consistent, Alexander-Arnold seems to offer more going forward. He’s faster, can beat a man and offers a goal-threat too – something his older team-mate certainly does not…
Defensively though, Clyne’s more experienced and wily at the moment – meaning we’re pretty sure he’ll play the big games.
Against smaller teams, especially ones we’re struggling to break down, Alexander-Arnold may be the sensible option from this season onwards, however.
We can’t wait to see how quickly he develops and are intrigued to see how big a role he’s given during the summer friendlies.