Trent Alexander-Arnold saw his wages increase significantly after making his 30th appearance for Liverpool, proving the club’s faith in the youngster.

Alexander-Arnold has established himself as a bona fide member of Jurgen Klopp‘s first team this season, and is now arguably the Reds’ first-choice right-back.

Though he faces competition from both Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez, the 19-year-old has been the most consistent and impressive option on the right side of Liverpool’s defence.

Most recently he produced a stunning display in Saturday’s 3-0 win at home to Bournemouth, including a world-class assist for Mohamed Salah‘s 40th goal of the season.

And prior to that he shone over two legs as Liverpool progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League by virtue of a 5-1 aggregate win over Man City.

While the magnitude of his impact will likely have surprised Klopp and the Reds’ hierarchy, the Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe reports that they were prepared for this swift rise.

This comes as Alexander-Arnold made his 30th appearance for the club in February’s 2-0 win away to Southampton, triggering a salary increase.

“Although Liverpool do not publicise player salaries,” Bascombe writes, “it is believed the youngster’s has significantly increased to at least around £40,000 a week as a result of his performances.”

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 21, 2018: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp celebrates the 4-1 victory over West Ham United with Trent Alexander-Arnold after the UEFA Youth League Quarter-Final match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This remains a relatively low wage for a first-team regular at a club fighting at the top end of both the Premier…

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