Why Liverpool are doing the right thing by giving new contracts to this duo
According to the Sun, Liverpool are set to hand new bumper contracts to young England stars Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez.
The former was a part of the national team’s World Cup squad, while the latter was unlucky not to go to Russia due to injury. However, he has made a come back in this international break.
Trent is currently on £40,000-a-week, with his stock rising with every game he plays for the club. He is set to get a pay rise which will see him earn more than £60,000-a-week. The 19-year-old’s current contract is set to end in two years time. (Sun)
Gomez, meanwhile, is on £30,000-a-week, and the 21-year-old is also set to break the £50,000-a-week barrier this season. By doing this, Liverpool are giving a good statement to others by saying they value players who are performing well.
Here’s why Jurgen Klopp’s men are doing the right thing by giving these two youngsters a new contract:
Both Arnold and Gomez have done exceptionally well since getting regular opportunities under Klopp. While the former got his chance last season when Nathaniel Clyne suffered an injury, the latter has been a part of the Liverpool squad since 2015, only to get a regular spot at his favoured centre-back position this season.
Gomez’s partnership with Virgil van Dijk has been the main reason why the Reds have won all of their four games in the league so far. Arnold has been a real find for Liverpool. In his short tenure as a player. He has played a Champions League final and a World Cup game for England.
Klopp is a type of manager who likes to groom young players with high potential into world-beaters. And in both young English talents, the German has got a gem, with whom he can do wonders on the pitch, as evident from the quality of his performances.
Liverpool are currently in a great shape financially and also the brand of football they play is quite attractive. They have done some very good business this summer by buying players who have massively improved the squad. Giving new contracts to these two players will further strengthen their place in a good way.