Trent Alexander-Arnold: The performance was great from the lads

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Published 4th October 2022

Trent Alexander-Arnold hailed an ‘outstanding’ Liverpool performance as Jürgen Klopp’s side defeated Rangers 2-0 at Anfield on Tuesday.

The Reds overcame their Scottish counterparts in Group A of the Champions League in L4 to make it back-to-back wins in European action.

Alexander-Arnold’s stunning first-half free-kick coupled with Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty saw Liverpool claim the spoils on Merseyside.

The No.66 gave his post-match reaction on the encounter, speaking to BT Sport – read on for a summary below…

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On the overall performance from Liverpool…

I think the performance was great from the lads. On Saturday [against Brighton] it was disappointing – we never really got going, our press wasn’t there, and we were slow out of the blocks. It was the complete opposite today. We started well and it continued throughout the game, they had their spells in the second half but overall we played outstanding.

On his impressive opening goal…

I don’t normally score them from that side, I usually score them from the other side of the pitch! For me it was just about getting it on target. It’s what I was focusing on and what I was practising – hitting the target. There’s always a chance of it going in with rebounds and stuff like that.

On his own performance and recent form…

No matter what, I try to always think positively. People say things but for me it’s about going out there and performing for the team. That’s the only thing that matters – coming out here and getting the wins and helping the team win games. Yeah, it’s been a tough start to the season for me, but I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.

On a playing a different formation…

We went back to a bit more of a basic 4-4-2 and played it really well. We shifted across the pitch really well and we made it compact – they couldn’t play through us. They were playing a lot of long balls and stuff like that and we were winning the second balls. The change in tactic definitely helped us today, so we’ll see what happens going forward.

On a busy week and month ahead…

This year is going to be very intense. For us, it’s what we’re used to – playing three games a week and stuff like that. There’s no excuses there. It’s exciting when it’s coming thick and fast for us.

Published 4th October 2022