There was hardly any time to celebrate adding the latest bit of silverware to the rapidly expanding cabinet before the Mighty Reds were back in training for Premier League action. And not just any action, but a clash between #1 and #2 on the table on Boxing Day.
There’s a long way to go, but Liverpool could put themselves in a very strong position with a win on the road over an unexpectedly strong Leicester City side. While many in the pundit class just want to talk about Liverpool winning the long overdue league title, the players seem to be remaining focused.
When asked about the league title by the club’s official website, Trent Alexander-Arnold was sure to talk about most important task at hand: tonight’s match.
“They’ve won a lot of games,” Trent explained about Leicester City, “ [They] have been able to score a lot of goals and have shown they have a certain identity about them they like to play with and it is tough to play against.
“A lot of teams struggle when they come up against them. We’ll be looking at what they’re good at, what we can hurt them with.
“We beat them earlier on in the season with another late goal, but we know it’s going to be difficult going to their place.”
Despite needing a late goal, Liverpool were far and away the better side when they last met at Anfield.
Regardless, with an annoyingly in-form Jamie Vardy, confidence throughout the squad from their last unlikely title challenge, and a manager in Brendan Rodgers who is both good at cultivating and sustaining momentum, Liverpool will need to be prepared for a battle tonight.
It would be easy for the players to still be in “World Champions” mode, but it sounds like they are prepared for the fight, and ready to work on their next, big goal: the thing we all want them to lift in May.