Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new five-year deal with the Reds, prompting supporters to hail the club’s swift work.
Alexander-Arnold’s last extension came in November, but a rise through the ranks under Jurgen Klopp has spurred an improve contract for the youngster.
Now set to challenge Nathaniel Clyne for a starting berth in 2017/18, Alexander-Arnold has established himself as a long-term option on Merseyside.
As the 18th local player to debut for Liverpool since Steven Gerrard, the West Derby native is arguably the most likely to distinguish himself at Anfield, with his new deal compounding this.
Already a popular figure at Anfield, Alexander-Arnold took to Twitter to express his delight at securing a longer stay on Friday night:
Signing a new deal with the club I love means everything to me! Thanks everyone who has helped me so far. The hard work is just starting #66 pic.twitter.com/qg031gTREI
— Trent Alexander-Arnold (@trentaa98) July 7, 2017
And congratulating the youngster, supporters and officials alike followed suit to praise a player who is knitted into the fabric of the club:
Delighted that The Pride of West Derby is signing a long term contract with his boyhood team. We couldn't be more delighted #YNWA pic.twitter.com/b1sLOH5jZP
— Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) July 7, 2017
Trent Alexander-Arnold, who Pep Lijnders described as one of the most all-round talents in Europe, signs an improved five-year deal at #LFC pic.twitter.com/TQGxTqUMHo
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) July 7, 2017
Brilliant news and well deserved. What a journey he could go on with the Reds https://t.co/2erWzKoLOB
— Andy Kelly (@AndyK_LivNews) July 7, 2017
@trentaa98 signs new 5-year contract with @LFC. Just reward for the progress he made last season. Now genuine option at right-back
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) July 7, 2017
Congrats well deserved
— Dominic Matteo (@Dominicmatteo21) July 7, 2017
Trent has signed a new contract, complete with a Melwood lean! Well done! #melwoodlean #ynwa pic.twitter.com/bql7GqGDFf
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) July 7, 2017
Really hope Trent Alexander-Arnold can earn himself a place in the team.
LFC needs local players so badly. Its part of our identity.
— The LFC Community ?????? (@LFCCommunity) July 7, 2017
Alexander-Arnold has a tremendous attitude. Not resting on his laurels after a good season but looking to challenge Clyne all the way.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) July 7, 2017
“Really hope this lad gets a chance this season. Very impressed with what I’ve seen so far.”
– Adam Craven on Facebook.
Trent Alexander-Arnold looks set to be the next academy graduate to become a first team regular at Anfield. Has looked great.
— Sam Cox (@SamRCox_) July 7, 2017
Made up for @trentaa98 with his new deal. Convinced he can make it big at Liverpool: he has everything he needs to succeed. #LFC pic.twitter.com/D00O1nTVl6
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) July 7, 2017
Trent Alexander Arnold AKA The Law Firm AKA Scouse Lahm
— the dauphin (@parallexviews) July 7, 2017
Trent Alexander-Arnold has a great chance of breaking into 1st team this season. Delighted to have him long term.
— kop in full voice (@LFC_Bantz) July 7, 2017
One good bit of news is the new deal for Trent Alexander-Arnold. Klopp should start the season with Trent at RB and Joe Gomez at LB #lfc
— Nick's Armchair View (@nicksarmchair) July 7, 2017
“Well done, you will never walk alone.”
– Zikani Uja on Facebook.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is an exciting prospect for @LFC. Just need to add more defensive qualities. #LFC
— Sumit Haldar (@Sumwitter) July 7, 2017
I sincerely hope Alexander-Arnold starts next season over Clyne #LFC
— ?????? (@Mike_7190) July 7, 2017
We all love Trent right? He's gonna be the embodiment of the Liverpool way for years to come. Loves the club + the right mentality & talent.
— LFC KNOWLEDGE (@LFCknowledge) July 7, 2017