Date: 14th February 2024 at 1:25pm
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Liverpool will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they face Brentford on Saturday afternoon. 

The Reds travel to West London off the back of a 3-1 win over struggling Burnley last time out, and currently sit two points clear of reigning champions Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to put something breathing space between his side and the Citizens, although the reigning champions will move top if they win their game-in-hand at present.

In the meantime, it appears that one of the Reds’ most important players is making significant demands amid contract talks with the club.

According to Football Insider, full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is asking for his new deal to reflect his importance to Klopp’s side.

The report claims that the delay in agreeing a deal doesn’t suggest that the player is considering a future elsewhere, but he is in fact demanding a significant wage having established himself as one of the world’s best full-backs in recent seasons.

Alexander-Arnold is demanding that his importance to Liverpool is reflected in his new deal

Alexander-Arnold, 25, graduated from Liverpool’s youth academy as a teenager and quickly established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

He has now made more than 300 appearances for the Merseyside club across all competitions, providing a remarkable 82 assists.

This season, the England international has provided ten assists in 29 matches across all competitions.

The right-back’s current contract is set to expire at the end of next season, and those in charge of Liverpool are hoping to ensure that he stays with the club long-term following Klopp’s announcement that he will depart Anfield this summer.

Klopp’s announcement sent shockwaves through the Premier League, and Liverpool bosses are now working hard to tie several key players down to long-term deals.

The Reds are set to offer both Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah huge new deals, but the report suggests that Alexander-Arnold’s will be ‘the biggest’.

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