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Trent Alexander-Arnold rates Liverpool’s title-winning chances

According to Reds ace defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool’s goal for the 2023-24 season is to win the league.

The Reds, who previously secured a historic Premier League title in 2019-20 and finished as runners-up twice in the last five campaigns, dropped out of the top four last season but are currently in second place, one point behind the leaders. They are gearing up for a crucial showdown with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Alexander-Arnold has said of the collective mindset at Anfield heading into another heavyweight duel with City: “Being in three campaigns where we’d have won the league if it wasn’t for City – we won one but went close in two more – you get a feeling for what you know you are capable of doing. Looking around the dressing room, looking at the players we have got, the team, the spirit, the vibe around the team, that [challenging for the league] is something that we feel is achievable. Our aim as a team is to win the league and that’s the aim again this season. Last season wasn’t good enough. But challenging is something that we believe we can achieve, that is where our sights are at.”

Liverpool has undergone squad renovations in recent transfer windows, including the departure of players like Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Alexander-Arnold is optimistic about their chances of securing another top-flight title with the reshaped squad.

Alexander-Arnold urges Liverpool to ‘push’ for the title

He added: “If that wasn’t the case, I would be here saying, ‘I want to get back in the top four.’ Because, genuinely, there is nothing wrong with that for this team. There is a rebuild going on, and new players and a lot of senior players have left, it would be very normal to say, ‘get back in the top four and push on from there’. But so far we’ve performed in a way that is how you would expect someone who can win the league to perform and if we carry this on we should be in and around it come May.

“Right now we have put ourselves in a good position, we have built a great foundation – it is just about consistency. That’s the hardest thing in football, but we have shown that we are more than capable of doing it. I think the players who are experienced in being successful with the club all understand what it takes and what’s needed to even challenge a team like City. It was about getting that message across as quickly as possible to the new players and young players coming in. Our ambition is to be as successful as possible and to maximise the potential we have got as a team and as a club. At the start of last season it was the same as at the start of this season: our ambition was to win the league.”

Liverpool has experienced just one defeat in the current season across 12 games, amassing 27 points. However, they have not secured an away victory against City in the Premier League since November 2015.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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