Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool defender says Man City helped his team become mentality monsters | Soccer News
Trent Alexander-Arnold says Manchester City helped Liverpool become the “mentality monsters” that forced a potential quadruple as the two sides battle for the Premier League title on the final day.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who have already won both domestic cup competitions this season, enter the final round of the top flight a point behind City, who know victory over Aston Villa – live on Sky Sports – will win the title from Pep Guardiola. side.
And Alexander-Arnold, who became the youngest player to win his first Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League titles this month, said City’s relentless collection of points had helped Liverpool to treat every game this season as a cup final. .
“It also depends on how City are, I would give them a lot,” he said exclusively. sky sports when asked why Liverpool had been so consistent in winning. “Even at the start of the season we knew we could only drop a handful of points and then they would match or even improve on that level.
“This is our third season to over 90 points in four years which is exceptional and to have only one Premier League at the moment shows the level of City.
“Every game we’ve had, we have to get the three points. From the current situation to September and October, it’s exactly the same mentality on our part to win every game.”
Even though City could ruin Liverpool’s chances of winning the treble on Sunday by beating Villa, Alexander-Arnold admitted he enjoyed watching Guardiola’s side – and even described them as the best team in the world.
“Yes, I admire them,” added the Liverpool defender. “They’re probably the best team in the world – you can take your pick [between us and them]. We are probably the two best teams in the world and [it’s down to] if you like our styles.
“You have to admire a team that wins games continuously and I admire them. They have an exceptional team and manager but I would have liked to see them in 20 years when I hang up rather than now!”
Liverpool came from 14 points behind City to reduce the gap to just one ahead of Sunday’s final round, but the England international believes the Reds can be proud of their season no matter how this final goes weekend.
“Going back to January, we were miles behind and fought in an incredible position,” Alexander-Arnold said. “To fight in all competitions is one of the best team performances in Premier League history.
“We won all the trophies until the last game. That’s all you can ask for, it’s going to be a special achievement on Sunday. They’re an incredible team and an incredible set of guys and we’re proud of our achievements. “
How can Liverpool win the title on Sunday?
Manchester City (90 points) have already won three Premier League titles on the final day of the season – in 2012, 2014 and 2019 – and they could do it again this Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s men lead liverpool by a solitary point.
This therefore means:
- Manchester City will win the Premier League if they beat Aston Villa on Sunday – or equal Liverpool’s result at home to Wolves.
- If City draw against Villa, liverpool will be crowned champions if they beat the wolves.
- Given their inferior goal difference, a draw would not be enough for Liverpool to be champions on Sunday should Manchester City lose by a seven-goal margin to Aston Villa.
An unlikely Premier League title play-off is still possible, should Man City and Liverpool finish with the same number of points, goal difference, goals scored and goals conceded – with their head-to-head record already at the level.
For this play-off to take place, Manchester City would need to lose 6-0 at home to Villa, with Liverpool and Wolves drawing 5-5 at Anfield.
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