The Liverpool-born right-back, who has been an indispensable piece of the squad that earned LFC their sixth European Cup and 19th English league title, was thrilled to sign the new deal.
“I’m honoured to be given the opportunity and to be shown the trust in the club to be given an extension,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool FC’s website. “So, it was a no-brainer for me. 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.”
The 22-year old’s teammates and coaches, as well as Reds around the globe, are almost certainly excited about the news as well. Despite his youth, the defender is a veteran of 179 appearances for the club, and he has been involved in some of the biggest moments in LFC’s recent history.
What makes this even more special for the player himself is that Liverpool is his home, and LFC is his boyhood club. Knowing he will continue to wear the Liver bird on his chest for the next four years means a great deal to the young Scouser.
“I mean, 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.”
Now that his contract has been extended, there is only one thing on Trent’s mind.
“Trophies, really. That’s always the aim, especially these days. We have our sights set on trophies, that’s our aim. It’s no longer top four or doing well, Europe and things like that, getting to quarters and semis. We want to be in a title run coming into May, we want to be in the Champions League final, we want to be in the domestic cup finals. We want to go as far as we can. “
“I think this season we’ll be fighting on all fronts to win as many trophies as we can. I think that season last year of not having anything to celebrate at the end of the season was a tough one to take, [but] hopefully, it will motivate us to try to get our hands on some more silverware.”
After a difficult season last year, both personally and for the team, Alexander-Arnold is hungry to prove that this squad is still one of the best in the world, and knowing he has the full support and backing of the club will be a huge boost to his confidence and morale as he prepares to remind us all why he is one of the best fullbacks in football.