Alexander-Arnold aiming to go all the way


Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold is looking to go all the way in the Champions League this season.

The teenage defender has been in fine form as Jurgen Klopp’s side beat rivals Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate over two quarter final legs in the past week or so.

And he feels that the performances the team have put in means that no other team left in the competition should put any “fear” into the squad as they await the last four draw.

“Throughout the whole tournament there hasn’t been a team who struck fear in us.” he is quoted by BBC Sport.

“As it goes on, you get closer and closer to getting that chance to win it.

“We’ve taken another step closer to the final and there are still two more games ahead of us.

“Whoever we draw on Friday, we’ll look forward to the game and hopefully get to the final.” he continued.

Alexander-Arnold came in for some criticism from fans following his performance in the 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the Premier League last month.

But the youngster has responded with two fine performances against City in Europe and will be looking to make a late claim for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup.

“I guess Man City looked at it and felt I was the weak link. Maybe that gave me that underdog mentality and I tried to prove them wrong.” he said.

“That’s what I went out to try and do – prove them wrong and show them I’m not the weak link in the team.

“I think over the two legs I did my best to win my personal battles and help us win the tie.

“It was a different test for me. It was a bigger, harder test. I had to play to a better level than I’ve probably ever played before.

“It tested me to a new level and now I know that I’ve got that in me.

“That is the level I need from myself to keep my standards really high and to hopefully be able to play in these elite European games and come out on top.” he finished.

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