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Alexander-Arnold after the loss to Chelsea: There's no excuses from us

Fri 05 March 2021 | 12:14

Liverpool slipped again with a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in their most recent league game, with the reigning champs enduring five progressive defeats at Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

concedes the Reds are searching for a response to the "million-dollar question" as their strange battles in 2020-21 do not indicate receding. 

A fifth back-to-back loss at home was endured against Chelsea on Thursday, breaking an undesirable record for the first time in their sparkling history. 

Injuries have plotted against Jurgen Klopp's men this season; however, Alexander-Arnold isn't searching for pardons and acknowledges that those on the field need to discover a method of turning the page. 

The 22-year-old right-back told the Reds' 

official website

 when asked how current difficulties can be resolved:

"That's the million-dollar question for us at the minute.

"I thought we played quite well [against Chelsea] – we didn't create that many chances in the game, fair play to them. They kept us out.

"I think Sadio [Mane] 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."

The Merseysiders are beginning to get back their injured players, with

Diogo Jota

making an energetic appearance off the seat against Chelsea. 

Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, and co could return before the term's finish, with Klopp expecting to discover motivation from someplace. 

On the significance of getting back injured players into the squad, Alexander-Arnold continued:

"It's a boost and it's always nice to have a fit squad, but there's still a lot of lads out.

"But there's no excuses from us. 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."

A top-four completion currently addresses the tallness of the Reds' desire in the homegrown league. 

The current

Premier League

title holders have are down to the seventh spot in the standings, four points behind the top four as the fight for

Champions League

places hots up. 

However, Klopp's men stay in the chase for European greatness this season, with a 2-0 lead over

RB Leipzig

in their UCL last-16 standoff, yet there is a ton of work to be done in the 2020-21 mission.

 

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