Trent Alexander-Arnold: ‘Man City is the biggest game of the season’
Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that if any club has a right to complain about him and his performances, it might just be Manchester City.
The 21-year-old hasn’t managed to keep his place in the Socceroos squad this year and after his latest outing on the opening day of the season, the Liverpool defender had said that it “wasn’t good” at the Etihad Stadium and that he was “thinking positive”.
But in the wake of his latest disappointing outing, Alexander-Arnold has said that it was not the “biggest game of the season” – and he doesn’t think his form has actually dipped.
“I think it wasn’t the biggest game of the season. There’s a big game every week,” he told AAP. “I’ve had a few against Man United and Everton in the league and two in the cup.”
Alexander-Arnold came off the bench in the 4-3 defeat to Manchester United and although the Liverpool man said he “expected” to start, he ended up taking his place on the bench.
He said: “It was a bit of an upset in the Premier League at the start of the season. A lot of people expected me to start, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me.
“I had a few weeks off but I needed to keep my body in shape for the season. At the end of the week, I was getting told to get fit if I’m going to start again, so I’m obviously very happy to get back to the first team and hopefully can go back to winning ways.”
Alexander-Arnold said he was also happy with how his game had progressed since his return from international duty with the Socceroos.
“I’m happy where I’m at,” he said. “I’ve still got a few more games in me to play but it has been a good confidence boost going back down to the group to see all the team have the good games and then get back and beat them.
“The coaches are great. I don’t really like to ask them questions but they always tell you where you are and whether you need to improve or improve on what you’re doing.