Trent Alexander-Arnold’s meteoric rise has seen him become something of a key player this season. He and Robertson’s value from full back roles has been huge, becoming a vital cog in Liverpool’s attack. And the boy himself seems just focused on the team and improving himself.
“It’s a belief that we know how good we are and how good we can be”, Alexander-Arnold says to The Times of Liverpool’s approach this season. “Everyone bought into the idea of wanting to be successful, win trophies, write our names in history. It’s the belief the manager gives us. The belief we give each other. The quality you see looking around the changing room is frightening.
“It’s something I’m massively proud of, being able to play for Liverpool. Something I’ve always wanted to do and want to always do.
“You’ve got middle-aged men who waited 20, 30 years to finally get a ticket and the thought of someone’s dream of going to Anfield...if they get there and see a team not giving everything...it’s a horrible thought. I couldn’t bear to imagine someone walking away from Anfield feeling let down because the team hasn’t shown the love for the club.
“If you asked fans now about 2013-14, they’d say the team gave everything, even if it wasn’t enough. Whatever happens, hopefully that’s the way they’ll see this.
“Everybody watching the season will have respect for both [Liverpool and Manchester City]. Not being big-headed or anything but our team has shown it’s world class and one of the best in recent years in the Premier League.
“Going toe-to-toe with one of the best, if not the best, Premier League teams ever in City is astonishing. Whether it’s us or any other team that deserves respect.”
Alexander-Arnold’s form has been outstanding once again this season. One last strong run in and it could make all the difference.