Liverpool eyeing up a replacement for Trent Alexander-Arnold, new position planned

Liverpool seek a new right-back to transition their 25-year-old mainstay Trent Alexander-Arnold into a different role.

According to a report by Football Insider, Liverpool are considering signing a new right-back ahead of next season with the club all set to prioritise reinforcing their defence. The Merseyside are looking for someone who can take Trent Alexander-Arnold’s place in the team.

Alexander-Arnold’s contract situation

The 25-year-old has been a mainstay in their first team for years now. The Liverpool academy graduate is amongst the best-attacking full-backs in the world but the clubs seem to have other ideas for the England international.

With his contract running out in the summer of 2025, there is a lot of talk about his future. But, Liverpool are not really worried about his contract situation. They are confident he will put pen to paper on a new deal when the time comes.

They are more focused on what role he should have in the team moving forward. The 25-year-old has been used in a hybrid midfield role in the ongoing season by Jurgen Klopp. He has featured in 29 games and has even contributed towards 12 goals.

Moving Alexander-Arnold into midfield

Liverpool are considering moving him into the midfield and bringing in a new right-back to bolster their defence as well as add more quality to their midfield. While Conor Bradley who has just come up the ranks seems to be a promising talent, they are not convinced he can be a regular just yet. As a result, they want to push for a new right-back.

But, in the end, the decision might depend on the next Liverpool manager. Klopp has decided to part ways with the Reds at the end of the season and their search for a new boss continues.

Once the new manager is confirmed, we could have more clarity on what Alexander-Arnold’s role could be in the future. Their pursuit of a new full-back will depend on the manager’s desire to further develop the player the 25-year-old as a midfielder.

If they decide to continue the Liverpool graduates’ development, the Reds will go in for a top-class full-back who can fill the big boots of the England international.

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