Yesterday’s 3-1 win against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs team revived some much needed joy among Liverpool’s players and the fanbase, following the poor run of form in recent weeks. It also saw another revival - the form of Trent Alexander-Arnold. The full-back netted a goal and also bagged an assist in the game. And he was buzzing in his post-match interview.
“At the end of the day we are a team that likes to perform well but it’s a results business and we want to be getting wins. We haven’t been able to get that in the last four or five games, so it was good to put things right and do it in a way like we did,” he said.
In terms of what was done differently, he felt that the team brought back their intensity, and everything clicked in to place as a result. He also admitted to have taken a risk whilst attempting his goal, saying, “I’ve just gambled a little bit, hoping that the ‘keeper would parry it. He did and I was there to tuck it away. It’s been a while since I scored and it felt good to get back on the scoresheet again. I felt good out there tonight. I felt like I was back at my best and was able to influence the game like I wanted to.”
Goal. Win. Good night. pic.twitter.com/m9BfiGKSg1— Trent Alexander-Arnold (@TrentAA) January 28, 2021
Asked about being the ‘team nobody wants to face’, as Jurgen Klopp stated earlier, he said, “That was the case for us the last few years that we have been the team that no-one wants to play against, and maybe in the last few weeks that’s changed a little bit. I think tonight was a statement to put that to bed and we are looking like that team that no-one wants to play against. We punished the opposition with the mistakes and we capitalised on chances and scored goals. It was disappointing not to get the clean sheet but we can’t be perfect at the end of the day.
“It’s been a poor run of results, which we can’t really afford, so it was important for us to come here and get a result. We wanted to come here and take the three points and we’ve been able to do that with an unbelievable performance from the lads.”