It’s a good week for fullbacks at Liverpool. Days after Andrew Robertson put pen to paper for a new deal, Trent Alexander-Arnold followed suit.
Alexander-Arnold, who started coming through the ranks at Liverpool’s academy at 6-years-old, penned a new deal that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2024. For a lad playing for his hometown club, and for one with the stated goal of captaining the Reds, this had to be an easy decision.
“There wasn’t a doubt in my mind,” TAA explained to the club’s official website. “As soon as they offered the contract, there was no hesitation whatsoever.
“Just having the pride to go out and wear the badge when you’re chosen to do so is something that spurs you on; it gives you confidence and motivation to go out there for the fans and try to perform.
“Effectively you’re living all of their dreams just as when I was a kid, the players on that pitch were living my dreams. Hopefully that’s what the kids see these days when they see us going out onto the pitch – hopefully they want to come and support us.”
This is Alexander-Arnold’s second contract extension in 18 months, and it continues FSG’s policy of continually rewarding positive on-field performances with wage increases and contract extensions, as we recently saw with Robbo, and all front three attacking players over the summer.
Hopefully TAA can recover soon from his recent injury setback, and continue to show his worth to the club.