The young Scouser discussed overthinking, frustration and everything else.
Following yet another miserable result in the Premier League, which happened to be our fifth consecutive Anfield defeat, Trent Alexander-Arnold was candid in his assessment of the game.
He acknowledged Chelsea’s dominant display, saying, “Fair play to them. They kept us out. I think Sadio had half an opportunity where he scuffed it and it rolled to the ‘keeper. From the angle I saw there could have been a handball in there. But it’s one of those games where it’s frustrating. I don’t really think we deserved to win at the end of the day, so it was a tough one to take.”
Liverpool have recently been wasteful with chances, and the season has been headed downhill as injury after injury has piled on. Trent conceded that a “quick turnaround” is the only solution.
“We’ve just got to play our natural game. It’s difficult when things are going wrong. You start overthinking and try to find what it is, and try to fix it as soon as possible. But I think as soon as we get back into a rhythm and winning games, then that’s OK. But it’s easier said than done. We need to go back to the drawing board, we’ve got a quick turnaround, learn what we can as quick as possible, put it to bed tonight, wake up tomorrow and get ready to go again. We’ll not even have a proper session on Saturday preparing for the game, so it’s a difficult one. A quick turnaround but it’s a chance to put things right quickly. “
Diogo Jota was a bright spot in a dreary scene for Liverpool, and Trent believes that the return of injured players is a boost, but “there’s no excuses” for the rest of the squad.
“We’re a good enough squad to be winning, no matter who’s in and who’s out, rotation, we should be winning these games. These are the games we need to win and I think we need to go on a good run to stand any chance of hitting our targets.”