Liverpool outclassed Manchester City at Anfield in the quarter finals of UEFA Champions League. Everyone was talking about how young Trent Alexander-Arnold had Leroy Sane in his pockets throughout the match.
Alexander-Arnold have faced criticisms recently for his performances against Manchester United and Crystal Palace. But he has put those criticisms to bed winning Liverpool’s Man of the match against Manchester City yesterday.
The young man looked sharp and focused as Sane failed multiple times to dribble past Alexander-Arnold.
Trent credits his teammates for helping him to keep Sane quite.
“Sane is a top-quality player. He’s probably one of the best wingers in the league, if not the world. He was a really tough opponent,” said Trent Alexander-Arnold to Liverpool’s official website.
“It goes down to the likes of Ox, Gini when he came on, Mo and Hendo for helping me. If you’re left one-on-one with such a talented winger you’re going to get caught out. Thanks to the lads I mentioned, I wasn’t left one-on-one too often and I always had cover around me. That’s what helped me.”
Liverpool are the only English top-flight club to get better of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this season. The Reds had the better of The Cityzens in January as they ended City’s unbeaten League run.
When asked about What Jurgen Klopp said before the match:
To make sure we were on the front foot from the very start, to make sure we got after them and tried to win the ball back high and put them under as much pressure as possible.
“The two games we’ve had at Anfield, the 4-3 and this one, that’s what we’ve done best – put them under pressure – and they couldn’t really cope with it on both occasions.
“That’s what we pointed out during the week: how we got the win in January. We used that to our advantage and tried to do the same again.”