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Alexander-Arnold claims Liverpool ‘were outstanding’ in Leicester loss

Sun 14 February 2021 | 13:52

The Reds player insists that they were in control for most of the game despite their 3-1 defeat.

Liverpool

’s

Trent Alexander-Arnold

insists that his team put out a great performance against

Leicester City

despite their 3-1 defeat.

Though the Reds took the lead with a goal scored by

Mohamed Salah

they were surprised with an equalizer, which was scored by

James Maddison

to later be followed by

Jamie Vardy

and

Harvey Barnes

’ winners.

Alexander-Arnold told the

club's official website

:

"I think for 70 to 75 minutes we were outstanding, up there with one of our best performances – counter-pressing, taking the ball off them for fun, they couldn’t really get out. Really, really top drawer from us.”

"I think first half we never created too many clear-cut chances but second half we did, had a few more shots, scored, and we were in the driving seat.”

"Then the tables turned and they put the game to bed within the matter of five to 10 minutes and that’s football. It happened so quickly, it just happened in a moment and we’ve just crumbled at the end of the day."

"We had confidence going into it. We were 1-0 up, I haven’t watched it back but being part of the challenge, I personally didn’t feel like it was a foul,"

he added.

"I’ve heard it’s been dubious to be offside, but it’s part of football, we’ve got to get on with it.”

"The second goal is one in a million really, just a lack of communication, no-one to blame there. The third goal, we’ve lost the ball in a bad position and they’ve punished us for it.”

"By that point the game is dead and buried and it’s tough to get back from that point. But like I said, I think our mentality needs to improve in those tough situations that we had."

Despite Jurgen Klopp admitting that their chances of winning the

Premier League

title are over, Alexander-Arnold believes that they could still bounce back.

"Everyone talks about a bad spell and a dip in form and stuff, but I feel personally we’ve performed well in the last few weeks, in the last two months or six weeks or so.”

"I thought we’ve performed well, it’s just that we haven’t been getting the results [and] it’s a results business so there’s no excuses for that.”

"But I think confidence-wise, we’re not playing badly, we’re not getting battered. We’ve been playing well but not getting the results so it’s about turning those performances into results and that’s probably what we need to look at most."

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