Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has ‘signed a contract extension’ to 2025 and the Reds are ‘in talks’ with Alisson over his deal, reports the Guardian. The 28-year-old has been a terrific servant in the last three years and is keen to stay at Anfield for the foreseeable future.
Liverpool signed Alisson on a six-year deal from AS Roma in 2018 for a world-record fee (€75m/£64m) and he’s gone on to make 130 appearances in all competitions, conceding 104 goals and keeping 59 clean sheets.
The Brazilian international has won the Champions League and Premier League title at Liverpool while also claiming the Copa America with Brazil, so his career has gone from strength to strength since coming to England. It’s no surprise why Liverpool are keen to extend his deal.
Alisson appears happy on Merseyside and is a regular under Jurgen Klopp, so it shouldn’t be difficult to confirm this contract extension. His existing deal is up in 2024 but Fabrizio Romano said earlier in July that the new contract will last until 2026.
Liverpool haven’t wasted any time tying down their best players in the last 18 months, extending the contracts of Alexander-Arnold (July 30, 2021 until June 30, 2025), Caoimhin Kelleher (June 24, 2021 until June 30, 2026), Adrian (June 14, 2021 until June 30, 2022), Rhys Williams (September 1, 2020 until June 30, 2023), Neco Williams (August 17, 2020 – June 30, 2025) and Curtis Jones (July 4, 2020 until June 30, 2025).
The Reds have five players whose contracts are up next summer – Adrian, James Milner, Loris Karius, Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn – but only Milner has a future out of all of them. No indispensible talent are being allowed to run their deals down.
Alisson is a key player and has provided three excellent years of services, so an improved long-term deal is just reward. He should be spending the best years of his career at Anfield.