Not sure where else to put these snippets: Liverpool are confident that Dejan Lovren, the centre back, will be fit for the Champions League semi-final first leg with Roma a week today after he was substituted against Bournemouth with a tight muscle in his leg. Ben Woodburn is now fully fit and is in contention for a first team place against West Brom. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s impressive progress at Liverpool has been rewarded after he triggered a lucrative pay rise. The 19-year-old right back has underlined his precocious talent with a series of eye-catching performances for Jürgen Klopp’s side in recent weeks. Alexander-Arnold joined Liverpool at the age of six and has long been considered a potential star, and there were a series of incentives built into the five-year deal that he signed last July. Appearance-related clauses were linked to pay rises and it is understood that the latest one was reached when he played his 30th senior game in the 2-0 victory over Southampton in February. He now earns about £40,000 a week. The teenager’s mature displays in nullifying the threat of Manchester City’s Leroy Sané in the Champions League quarter-final success brought widespread acclaim, but Liverpool had already anticipated the player making sizeable strides and so factored in a number of thresholds which will reward continued progress.