‘That can’t happen… to concede seven goals was unacceptable’: Trent Alexander-Arnold admits 7-2 defeat by Aston Villa ‘humbled’ Liverpool but insists there is no ‘concern’ over their defence – which is the worst in the Premier League!
- Liverpool were thrashed 7-2 by Aston Villa at Villa Park last month
- It was the first time they had conceded seven in any competition since 1963
- Trent Alexander-Arnold says it brought the champions back down to earth
Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted that Liverpool’s shocking 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Aston Villa last month was a humbling experience for the Premier League champions.
The Reds suffered their first and only defeat of the campaign so far when Villa ran riot at Villa Park, Ollie Watkins’ hat-trick and Jack Grealish’s bagging a brace.
It was the first time the Merseyside club had shipped seven in the top flight and the first time in any competition since 1963.
Trent Alexander-Arnold admits Liverpool were ‘humbled’ by their 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa
Alexander-Arnold has his team-mates were of the wrong end of one of the club’s worst results
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‘As players you understand something wasn’t right if you concede seven goals in one game,’ Alexander-Arnold said, reflecting on the game.
‘The main thing was to learn from it. The international break helped us clear our minds. The derby was a decent result and we kicked on from there.
‘There was a meeting, but we always have one. It was more about self-reflection in that period and knowing that can’t happen, to concede seven goals was unacceptable. It humbled us as a team.
‘It let us know we don’t just win because we are Liverpool.’
And he insists that the defence is not a source of worry for Jurgen Klopp, despite his side having the worst defensive record in the league.
‘It’s not a concern, really. Three points are the most important. Over time we might think we need clean sheets but now it’s just about putting ourselves in a position to win.’
It was the first time Liverpool that had shipped seven goals in the Premier League
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