Alexander-Arnold commits to Liverpool with new contract

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              FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Liverpool's Trent Alexander Arnold shoots the ball during their Champions League soccer match against Red Star at the Rajko Mitic stadium in Belgrade, Serbia. Liverpool and England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders, it was announced Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. The deal ties Alexander-Arnold to Liverpool until 2024, according to media reports, reflecting the progress the 20-year-old has made since his last contract in 2017. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, file)
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool and England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders.

The deal ties Alexander-Arnold to Liverpool until 2024, according to media reports, reflecting the progress the 20-year-old has made since his last contract in 2017.

“There was no doubt in my mind to sign and extend the years I have with the club,” Alexander-Arnold told the club’s website. “Hopefully we can achieve a lot of success in those years.”

Alexander-Arnold has established himself as Liverpool’s first-choice right-back since making his debut in 2016 — with 67 appearances so far — and played for England at the World Cup last year.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said: “As a player for LFC he is the embodiment of the sentiment ‘We’re never gonna stop.”