“It’s exciting” – versatile defender confirms 5-year Liverpool deal

Jurgen Klopp has not been in the back seat in the transfer window, evidenced by the signing of Mohamed Salah and the heavily link to Virgil Van Dijk and Naby Keita.

While ensuring that his team is bolstered, the German tactician is also rewarding some of his players for their efforts as he looks to go one better next season.

According to report, Liverpool have handed youngster Alexander-Arnold a new five-year contract extension.

Alexander-Arnold had signed a contract extension back in November with Liverpool, but the Reds in a bid to recognize his hard work handed him an extension of five years.

Born in West Derby, a stone throw to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground, Alexander-Arnold joined Liverpool as a six year old after being spotted by academy coach Ian Barrigan. He had his breakthrough in the first team last term when he played in the EFL Cup game against Tottenham.

The defender seem obviously elated about the new deal. He spoke after the new deal was announced and said:

“It’s exciting, a proud moment for me and my family. I’m excited for the good times ahead, hopefully.

“But I’ve said before, the hard work definitely doesn’t stop now. It’s only just beginning. Hopefully I’ll have many more moments like last season in this season and the seasons to come.

“I can’t take it for granted, the position and opportunity I’ve been given. Every day I’m trying to maximise the opportunity and do well.”

He managed 12 appearance for the Reds last term, seven of them came in the Premier League and he is expected to give Nathaniel Clyne a run for his money in the right back position. Though he can play in several positions in defense.

We wish the lad well because you hardly find 18-year olds  as first team players.