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Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold Reflects on Gritty Draw With Man City

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Liverpool's right-back and goalscorer, Trent Alexander-Arnold, expressed his satisfaction with the team's performance, acknowledging the challenges posed by Manchester City's formation.

In a conversation with Sky Sports after the 1-1 draw he said: "It’s definitely better than last year. We haven’t had too many good results here in general. It’s a point gained. It wasn’t an amazing performance from us at all, but we take the point. There were positives – we had chances to win the game."

Reflecting on the tactical aspects of the match, Alexander-Arnold highlighted the difficulty of playing against Manchester City, stating: "It’s difficult subconsciously when you play against Man City – you can’t really get tight to them or stand off them." He discussed adjustments made at halftime, explaining, "We regrouped at half-time and came out with a bit more of a game plan to press them."

Addressing the strategic challenge he faced during the game, and his thoughts on the Reds building confidence, Alexander-Arnold said: "There was potentially a game plan to stop me from getting the ball in midfield. I think Bernardo [Silva] was very close to me when I was pulling inside. It was about getting on the ball in different ways and getting us up the pitch. We did that especially well in the second half.

"There’s been many times when we’ve played a lot better against Man City and lost the game. The point was something that we needed and instils that belief that even if we don’t play well if you get a point, it means you’re doing something right."

Finally, the England international shared the details of his decisive goal: "I got the ball from Darwin. I could sense that there were bodies, and I tried to get it across goal. Thankfully, it found the bottom corner, and it’s one we needed. It was about getting over the line and getting that point."

Liverpool have now disrupted City's home-winning spree, breaking their 23-game streak.

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