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Alexander-Arnold: We’ve Got 16 Games Left

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Every single player is going to spend the next ten games telling you that they’re taking this one day at a time.

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There’s very little to say right now that isn’t ecstatic (but also kind of anxious) screaming, is there? We’re 16 points clear at the top of the league with a game in hand and we just beat Manchester United 2 goals to nothing. The title isn’t ours yet, though, and everyone from the coach to the players are being incredibly cautious about everything they say. The club’s official website sat down with Trent Alexander-Arnold after the game to get him to open up a bit more about what the players think about the title race.

“In the changing rooms we’re not talking about [the points left],” Alexander-Arnold said. “We’ve still got 16 games left so it’s not a matter of crossing the line, if and when that happens, it’s about pushing to the very end and going to the very last game and seeing what we can do.

“Obviously we’re in a really solid position with the teams around us dropping a few points over the course of the weekend but we know there is still a long way to go - ‘anything can happen’ as the old cliche goes, but in the dressing room we’re all focused on the next game and we know that we’ve got a difficult midweek game coming up against Wolves.”

The focus on each game at a time doesn’t mean the team isn’t celebrating the best moments of each game, though.

“To get that goal at the end was the icing on the cake really – especially the fashion we did it in, Ali getting the assist which is unbelievable,” Alexander-Arnold added. “There’s comparisons with one we scored [against United] about 10 years ago and then he’s ran up and celebrated like Pepe Reina did! So yeah, it was a good way to end the game.”