Alexander-Arnold opens up on Liverpool’s slump in form

Date published: Wednesday 27th January 2021 9:24

Trent Alexander-Arnold has stressed that Liverpool are trying not to “overthink” their dramatic collapse in form.

The champions are well off the boil and have slipped seven points behind leaders Manchester City.

A run of five games without a win has seen Jurgen Klopp’s men slip down to fifth, but they can climb a place on Thursday with a good result at Tottenham.

Alexander-Arnold has been criticised in the last few weeks, but the England right-back is confident a win at Spurs cam kick-start their season again.

Alexander-Arnold told the club’s website: “There’s no-one else to blame is ourselves…so it’s down to us to go out there and get wins.

“But we can’t be too critical. We have been looking at it and we’ve been trying to improve without trying to overthink it. We’ve tried not to look into it too much and get ourselves down.

“But we know that there’s things that we need to work on – it’s just about getting back into our rhythm, and get back to what was working best for us the last few years.”

Liverpool’s last win in the Premier League was the 7-0 hammering of Crystal Palace and before that they won a thriller at Anfield against Tottenham, with what Alexander-Arnold believes was their best display of the season.

 

 

“That’s probably one of the best games we’ve had all season, so we’re excited to go head to head again and see what happens. We’ll have a game-plan, the intention is to get all three points, and if we carry it out the way we want to then I’m sure we will.

“We don’t really care what score it is, we just want the three points. Whether it be 4-3 or 1-0, it doesn’t make a difference to us. I think if our mentality and performance is right on the day then we’ve got a good chance of doing that.”

Murphy would be ‘surprised’ if Liverpool did not act 

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Meanwhile, Danny Murphy says he would be “surprised” if Liverpool did not make a move for a defender in the January transfer market.

Murphy thinks it’s imperative that Jurgen Klopp adds to his options and strengthens a defence that “is not right”

Injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have left them threadbare at centre-back.

Jordan Henderson, who is now injured, has been forced to partner Fabinho such have Jurgen Klopp’s options been limited.

Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have also been asked to fill in on the big stage and Murphy believes the squad needs a “boost”.

The champions have won just once in seven matches and that was against a young Aston Villa side in the FA Cup.

Klopp has continued to play down their predicament, but Murphy is convinced they need to address the situation before the window closes at 11pm on February 1.

Murphy told talkSPORT: “The small area of concern is the lack of transfer activity when they’re so desperately in need.

“I don’t think you should go out and buy for the sake of it. If you can’t get the ones you want in then you don’t do it.

“Defensively they’re not right, are they? That’s for sure. I know they’re not scoring, but you could see [against Man Utd in the FA Cup] defensively they’re not right when [Joel] Matip isn’t there.”

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