Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that he is proud to have committed his long-term future to his boyhood club, Liverpool.
The 20-year-old made his Premier League debut in the 2016/17 season, making a number cameo appearances for the Merseyside giants, although he really made his mark last season, establishing himself as the clubs first choice right-back.
His form has seen him develop into an England international, and he has now committed his future to Liverpool until at least 2024, following in the footsteps of fellow full-back Andrew Robertson, who also signed a new deal earlier this week.
“I’m ecstatic and really proud,” Alexander-Arnold told the official Liverpool website.
“I feel privileged to have the support and the trust the club has in me to offer me a new deal. There was no doubt in my mind to sign and extend the years I have with the club. Hopefully we can achieve a lot of success in those years.”
Asked what it feels like to have committed his long-term future to the club, the youngster said that it is a motivation that he is so highly trusted by Jurgen Klopp.
“It’s just a feeling of pure pride within yourself. It gives you a bit more motivation to work harder because you know the club and everyone around the club – especially the manager – have the trust to say they do want me for those few more years. And he [the manager] puts that trust in and thinks you are part of his future plans as well, so it gives you that motivation to work hard and make sure you do him proud.”
Alexander-Arnold is currently out of action and is set to miss around four games after suffering a knee injury, with the league leaders set to face Crystal Palace at Anfield this afternoon.
Yesterday, Jurgen Klopp confirmed he is happy that many of his squad have now signed long term deals. Read the quotes here.