Fri 13 January 2023 | 14:57

Trent Alexander-Arnold: "Liverpool is a victim of its own success"

Sitting 16 points behind the league leaders Arsenal, Liverpool had a disappointing Premier League season so far. The English right-back believes the Reds have raised the expectations for themselves due to their recent success under Jurgen Klopp.

Ahead of 


's Saturday Premier League travel to Brighton, 

Trent Alexander-Arnold

 told Sky Sports:

 "There's a level of expectation now. It's almost like being a victim of your own success.

"People expect us to be immaculate every season and we're not allowed to have off seasons. There's a level of consistency that's demanded and we demand that from ourselves as well.

"It's a season that we've not been overly happy with, but there's still a long time left.

"We would like to be higher up the table, pushing for the title, but at the same time we are in a position to go and challenge for Champions League football.

"There will come a time when things click into place and we'll be back to where we were and where we have been. When that happens, then everyone will be happy. It's just a matter of time."

The 24-year-old admitted that Liverpool is missing their talisman, 

Sadio Mane

, who joined Bayern last summer. However, he insists 

Darwin Nunez

 will silence the critics.


Sadio is a world-class player and has been for many years,

" the right-back said. 

"He's someone who will help any team he's at and do the things he does to a level that others can't, so of course we are going to miss what he brings to the team.

"But we've got other players with different qualities who bring different things to our game who will help us in what we need to do.

"[Nunez] is a player who I think it's easy to just write him off, it's easy to say he's not scoring goals. But he's getting himself into areas and places where he's able to hurt the opposition. We have faith that the goals will start coming."

source: Sky Sports

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