Liverpool have opened new contract talks with England international defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, reports talkSPORT.
The current contract of the 24-year-old expires in 2025, and the Anfield club have now moved to extend his stay on Merseyside.
The Liverpool vice-captain is one of the club’s most important players and will remain so long after some of his senior team-mates have retired.
Alexander-Arnold has established himself as a key player for club and country, and it would be in the Reds’ best interests to secure his future as soon as possible.
Greek international left-back Kostas Tsimikas is reportedly close to signing a new contract with Liverpool, with his current contract also expiring in 2025.
He is one of four players whose deal expires in two years’ time along with Virgil Van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, and Alexander-Arnold, and it appears the club want to quickly tie down the futures of their two full-backs before entering into talks with their captain and the Egyptian.
The right-back joined the Liverpool academy in 2004 and captained the club across the youth levels before making his senior debut in October 2016 aged 18 in a Carabao Cup game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Alexander-Arnold has been playing in midfield more frequently for club and country in recent months due to his incredible passing range and could soon establish himself as one of the best in the position having already done so at right-back.
He became the youngest player to start in consecutive finals in the Champions League after playing in back-to-back finals in 2017-18 and 2018-19, winning the latter against Spurs and making it into the Champions League Squad of the Season.
The Liverpool-born Alexander-Arnold has since won a Premier League title, one FA Cup, one Carabao Cup and one FA Community Shield with the Reds, making the PFA Team of the Year thrice and getting included in the prestigious FIFA FIFPro World XI in 2020.
The two-time Liverpool Young Player of the Season award winner has bagged 16 goals and 73 assists in 277 games for the club and will be looking to spend the entirety of his career at his boyhood club if he has the chance.
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