Liverpool will have to continue their recent trophy sweep if they're to keep hold of Trent Alexander-Arnold for the rest of his career according to Danny Mills.

Alexander-Arnold is a product of Liverpool's academy system, and last week signed a new contract extension that will keep him at Anfield until 2025.

The West-Derby born defender has drawn plenty of plaudits in his early career so far, with many highlighting Alexander-Arnold's attack-minded style of play as a catalyst for the reinvention of the full-back position.

However, former Manchester City and England full-back Mills believes Liverpool will have to replicate Manchester United's dominance in the early 2000s if they are to knockback future callings from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “It depends what happens to the club.

“It’s like when all those players were staying at Man United for years. Yes, but they were winning things.

“All those other players were moving around because they were trying to win things. Man United were the best club in the land for a long, long time so why would you want to leave?

“From his best perspective, it depends how well Liverpool are doing. If Liverpool are doing well and he’s doing well, then he can stay for a long time," Mills added.

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“But if he’s doing well and Liverpool aren’t then he might be thinking ‘I want to move on for my England career’. Equally, if Liverpool are doing well and he has a dip in form then you can soon find yourself out of the team in two or three years.

“Imagine, Barcelona kick-off and get back to their best or Real Madrid and then they say ‘We want you, come and play for us’. However much of a Liverpool lad you are, those opportunities are good.”

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