Trent Alexander-Arnold has fired Champions League comment at Man City, “amazing team and they haven’t been able to lift the Champions League”
Despite Manchester City’s Premier League lead, Liverpool FC’s Trent Alexander-Arnold insists the club is still aiming for four titles this season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has used Manchester City’s recent Champions League failures to demonstrate that Liverpool can still win the quadruple this season.
With the Champions League knockout stages starting this week, Liverpool and City will be able to take a breather from the Premier League title competition, which currently sees the Blues nine points ahead of their opponents despite having played one more game.
City will be confident of recreating last season’s voyage to the Champions League final to try and go one step further this season, as they are in pole position to win the Premier League for the fourth time in five years.
Ultimately, they lost to Chelsea in 2021, but manager Pep Guardiola and his players have made no secret of their desire to win the European Cup for the first time.
Liverpool won the Champions League a year earlier, and followed that up with the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup, but have struggled in the domestic cup competitions while City have been hugely successful in that area.
With a quadruple technically still on for Liverpool, Alexander-Arnold says his side are confident knowing three of the possible four trophies this season are still in their own hands.
And he said there is no disappointment that Liverpool hasn’t won more under Jurgen Klopp as they have won the ‘biggest and best titles on offer – then making a reference to City’s Champions League struggle.
“We want to keep as much pressure on as we can, winning the game in hand gets it to six points and then keep winning,” he said of the Premier League title race.
“It’s not in our hands so we can only win our games. We have to make sure we are in a position to pounce if they slip up at some point.
“I think cup competitions are always wide open, you see upsets all the time and shocks.”
“We don’t feel disappointed that we haven’t won enough trophies as the ones we have won are the biggest and best you can get your hands on.
Not making any digs but you look at Man City’s amazing team and they haven’t been able to lift the Champions League.
“They won a couple of Prems but haven’t been able to win the Champions League. We’ve won both over the last few years and it shows you we can do it in both competitions.”
He continued: “As a team we expect ourselves to go as far as we can in competitions. Looking at it now, there is only the league that is not in our hands.
“We believe we can beat anyone on our day if we get it right. It is only the league and anything can happen. The other three competitions we believe we are able to win them.