Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold believes that Jurgen Klopp’s talented team is able to win a triple this season.
In 2019 and 2020, last season became barren for the Reds, and players set themselves a minimum requirement to provide at least one silverware a year.
But Alexander Arnold believes their continued participation in four competitions means there will be more wealth in the Premier League, even if chasing Manchester City’s nine-point advantage looks like a daunting task in the Premier League.
“It’s definitely easier on all four fronts to have so many great players on the team,” he said.
“But the seasons when we won the Champions League and almost won the league, we showed people that we can compete on different fronts.
“Being on all four fronts is good for us. Our focus is on keeping us in all four competitions for as long as we can.
Looking at it now, there is only a league that is not really in our hands, all the other cup competitions in which we participate, we believe we can win them or beat everyone in our day if we have everything right.
“Therefore, the only league – and anything can happen there. It is important for us to continue to win.
“I don’t think a nine-point gap is a lot of pressure, but we need to keep pushing as hard as we can to make sure we win the game and get to six.
“We don’t have much in our hands, but in this league anything can happen, so make sure we are able to pounce if they slip. In three other competitions we think we will be able to win them. “
Given the quality of the lineup, there is an argument that Liverpool should have had more success.
These two titles, though the most coveted, are the only two trophies won in more than six years under Klopp at Anfield.
This is something the players want to fix, although Alexander Arnold cited City, whose team was assembled for big money, as an example that having the best players does not necessarily guarantee the desired success.
“We are not disappointed that we have not won enough trophies, because we believe that the trophies we have won are the biggest and best you can get your hands on,” the England defender added before the first match. / 16 Champions League. trip to Milan Inter.
“Obviously you’re not doing anything, but you’re looking at the amazing Man City team and they haven’t been able to lift the Champions League.
“They won a few awards, but they failed to win the Champions League, and we’ve won both in the last few years.
“Now there is an expectation as a team, as players, to win trophies. I think one trophy a season is the minimum we have to reach.
“Next week (in the Carabao Cup final) we have a chance to capture that, but with the team that we have, coach, we have to win trophies, we expect it from ourselves and if we don’t make it a massive disappointment.
“We’re not in the phase right now where we’re excited to just make it to the finals, and it’s a bit of a surprise and a day off.
Klopp is taking his team to Italy after six straight wins, becoming the first English team to win all of its Champions League group matches in December.
However, he knows that from now on everything will be more difficult.
“Inter is a top-class team, high-class players, high-class manager, with all due respect to other teams, this year again in Italy,” he said.
“This is the Champions League: a top-class team and we need to show the highest level, even to have a chance. But why don’t we try? ”
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