In their ongoing pursuit of a top-four finish, Liverpool has warned Manchester City that they would stop at nothing to win.
On Saturday, the two clubs square off at the Etihad Stadium in a match that might have a significant impact on both. As Liverpool competes with three other teams for the last Champions League position, City is eight points behind league leaders Arsenal.
Even though Jurgen Klopp’s team has had an inconsistent season, Alexander-Arnold is fully certain the Reds can finish in the top four, beginning with a victory over the current champions. “We know we have it in us, but I don’t think we’ve demonstrated it this season”, he said to Liverpoolfc.com.
“But we’ve worked as a team for long enough to recognise our strengths, and we are confident in our ability to string together a string of excellent performances. Playing the defending champions is the best way to go and get things going. We can’t wait to go attempt to start it on Saturday.”
The England international acknowledges that his team will focus more on the outcome of the season’s last 12 games than on performance level and that they will do all it takes to win.
“When it comes to this time of the season,” he added, “I believe it’s vital for us to go out there and to perform. Results are more important than performances, so we’ll do everything it takes to get the wins we need. We have twelve crucial games coming up, so maybe we can improve our consistency along the way and start winning matches because we need the points.”
Due to other previous seasons, Saturday’s game had been predicted to decide the league’s champion, but Liverpool’s stumbling season has seen them slip 19 points behind City this time. Despite the distance on the league table, Alexander-Arnold claims the motivation for this weekend’s match is the same as usual as his team prepares for a crucial stretch of games that will come following the trip to the Etihad Stadium, including Chelsea and Arsenal.
“You always have motivation when you play against Man City,” he continued. “We and they have been the league’s top clubs for the past five or six years, in my opinion, and they constantly outperform the competition.”