Liverpool struggles: Trent Alexander-Arnold gives brutal assessment on form but warning shot fired at Tottenham

Trent Alexander-Arnold, October 2022 Credit: Alamy
Trent Alexander-Arnold, October 2022 Credit: Alamy

Trent Alexander-Arnold claims Liverpool still believe in themselves, despite stating that “something’s not going right” at the moment.

The Reds suffered a second successive Premier League defeat on Saturday as were beaten 2-1 by struggling Leeds at Anfield, coming off the back of the 1-0 reverse at Nottingham Forest.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have now won four, lost four and drawn four in the league this term. However, their Champions League form has seen them qualify for the knockout stage with a game to spare.

The Reds take on table-topping Napoli on Tuesday before heading to Tottenham next Sunday.

And speaking after the shock defeat to Leeds, Alexander-Arnold told liverpoolfc.com: “I’d say we all believe in ourselves, we believe in the way we play, the squad and what we can achieve.

“But I think when you do get setbacks, it can potentially make you second-guess yourself and question things.

“Clearly as a team something’s not going right, it’s not going as well as we want it to go. That’s something for everyone to think about, for everyone to address and make sure we put it right, especially next week against Spurs, top-four rivals.

“We kind of need to go there and get some points if we’ve got any chance of reaching our aims and aspirations for the season.”

Alexander-Arnold already talking Liverpool reset

Alexander-Arnold also described Liverpool’s first home league defeat since March 2021 as ‘difficult to take’, adding: “I think we are not in the greatest run of form – I think a lot of players would say that about themselves and as a team in general.

“But we’re still creating opportunities to score and win games. We just haven’t been able to take them, especially (in the) last two Premier League games.

“I think it’s important for us to regroup, assess what’s going wrong. I think right now, it’s kind of, ‘pick up as many points as you can now going into this break (for the World Cup, which starts on November 20).’

“And potentially this break will come at a decent time for us to reset and be able to get our heads straight to go into the second half of the season.”

Klopp emphasised post-match that “you cannot qualify for the Champions League if you play as inconsistently as we do at the moment”.

The Reds will face a Tottenham team next Sunday that are not playing particularly well at the moment.

Antonio Conte’s men came from 2-0 down to beat Bournemouth 3-2 on Saturday. However, they have a huge Champions League clash on Tuesday evening when they travel to Marseille.

Next weekend’s game in north London could have a massive impact on Liverpool’s season domestically.

If they win they would cut the gap to the third-placed London side to seven points, with a game in hand. Defeat would surely make it incredibly difficult to finish in the top four.

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