Just 24 hours after last night's first-team tussle at Anfield, Liverpool face Manchester United yet again this evening as the clubs' U23s sides go head-to-head.

And one Academy starlet can't wait for the opportunity to extend an impressive start to the season on both a collective and individual level when he and his teammates take on the Red Devils.

Life is sweet for Trent Alexander-Arnold at the moment.

The versatile Scouser, who recently turned 18, has been making great strides this season after a summer spent on tour with the senior squad.

He was named on the bench for the first team's opening-day victory over Arsenal and spent the last international break adding to his burgeoning reputation with England U19s.

Trent has been in fine form at U23 level this term, too, catching the eye with his lightning raids down the flank, which have seen him create numerous chances for others and score memorable goals himself against Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland.

The West Derby-born hopeful is part of a team full of confidence after four straight wins in Premier League 2, and they will hope to keep that run going when they take on United at Leigh Sports Village live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO from 6.30pm BST this evening.

Watch highlights of the U23s' 6-1 friendly win over Kilmarnock

But, ahead of the game, the defender has warned his teammates not to get too carried away and ensure they continue putting in the hard yards. 

“As long as we can keep [our form] up and not get complacent - which I think is the key for us - we have got a lot of quality in the team,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpoolfc.com.

“We know even if it's not our day, we've still got the power and the goals in us.

“We are all bonding and getting to know each other better on and off the pitch. We are starting to feel like a team and I think that is showing with our performances lately.

“We all know our strengths and we all know our weaknesses and what we need to work on.”

Discussing this evening's clash with United specifically, Alexander-Arnold underlined the need for cool heads among the Reds' ranks.

“Everyone is up for the game and we know it will be difficult but we are all ready for it,” he added.

“We have to stick to the way we play and not get carried away and do silly things, and hopefully we can get the win.”

A strong start to the 2016-17 campaign for Michael Beale's team has been built on a thrilling brand of football with plenty of focus on attacking.

Alexander-Arnold says the idea is to emulate Jürgen Klopp's first team in order to make a possible transition to the senior side easier for the Academy players.

“The training is the same as the first team with the same ideas and the same principles and I think you can see that with the performances from the first team and from the U23s,” he added.

“We try to play the same way as the first team - try to counter-press, try to score as many goals as possible - and I think that's what we are doing.”