Liverpool are said to be ready to begin contract negotiations with defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The right-back has had a mixed season at Anfield, earning repeated criticism towards the middle of the season for his perceived poor defensive performances.
At a time when Liverpool’s defence was suffering, the academy graduate was not delivering his normal figures in terms of goals and assists.
However, that has changed since the beginning of April, with a spectacular one goal and six assists in his previous eight Premier League starts.
This has coincided with Liverpool recovering some form in England’s top division, and Jurgen Klopp’s team is still in position to finish in the top four.
Despite Klopp’s faith in the 24-year-old during his inconsistency, a sale was still a possibility down the road.
Trent to extend his stay at Liverpool
Nonetheless, Football Transfers reports that the Merseyside giants are now looking to extend Alexander-Arnold’s contract until the end of 2024-25.
According to the article, Liverpool was initially interested in an extension until 2029, but it is now believed that such terms would not be signed.
If the negotiations are successful, Liverpool will have some clarity in a situation that has the potential to be unpleasant in the future.
James Milner, who has played there on occasion, will leave on a free transfer this summer, while Calvin Ramsey, a youthful understudy, has missed the majority of the season due to injury.
In that position, Joe Gomez is an option, but it has been rumoured that Liverpool may decide to sell the versatile defender in the coming months.
While it is possible that competition may be signed in the upcoming transfer window, any newcomer would most likely have to start as Alexander-Arnold’s backup.
In 271 games for Liverpool, the England international has 16 goals and 71 assists.
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