Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to sign a new bumper contract at the end of the season, according to The Mirror.
What’s the word?
The publication reports that in February, the 19-year-old triggered a clause in his contract after reaching 30 matches for the senior team.
In doing so, the Merseyside outfit will double Alexander-Arnold’s wages and will tie him down to a fresh four-year contract.
The teenager has been in stunning form over the last few months, particularly in the two-legged Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.
So far this season, Alexander-Arnold, who was born in Liverpool, has featured in 25 matches in all competitions and 15 of those have been Premier League starts.
Is a salary increase a good idea?
Even though the England Under-21 international has been performing an an elite level, it is worth remembering that he is still only 19.
At the moment, Alexander-Arnold is showing the confidence and discipline required to compete regularly in the senior team, and he has become a favourite among the Liverpool fans.
However, it was not that long ago when he made costly blunders against Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
The youngster certainly came into his own against Man City as he was able to keep Leroy Sane quiet, but he is not the finished product just yet.
Alexander-Arnold deserves to be rewarded for his performances, but he must not get ahead of himself, particularly now that there are murmurs of him potentially going to the World Cup with England