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Liverpool set to reward Trent Alexander-Arnold with improved contract

Liverpool are set to reward Trent Alexander-Arnold with a contract upgrade after his breakthrough season at Anfield.

The Mirror believe that talks will place in the summer to fast-track the defender onto a better deal after making huge strides this season.

Additionally, the report also claims that Gareth Southgate now certain to include him in his squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Alexander-Arnold made 12 appearances last season to trigger a new deal but has more than doubled that tally in this campaign – with his development even surprising boss Jürgen Klopp.

Liverpool had already planned to offer the 19-year-old a wage increase but his performances in the Champions League quarter-finals against Manchester City only confirmed their thinking.

The teenager is already a fan favourite at Anfield and club legend Jamie Carragher even predicted last month that he will eventually top his record of 737 appearances for Liverpool.