Trent Alexander-Arnold has tried to explain why Liverpool were surprisingly beaten by Bournemouth on Saturday.
Riding high after a 7-0 thrashing of rivals Manchester United last week, the Reds came back down to earth with a 1-0 win over the Cherries, three hard-earned points off the foot of the Premier League table. gone.
Liverpool fell behind to a first-half strike from Philip Billing that saw several defenders essentially give up trying to stop the goal, while Mohamed Salah slotted a second-half penalty wide to condemn the loss on the south coast. What did
Speaking to Liverpool’s club channels after the match, Alexander-Arnold tried to make sense of the result and the performance.
When asked when things started to go wrong for the visitors, he replied: “I think it was too soon to be honest.
“We created chances, we had chances to score goals. [and] We never, obviously our goal was to disapprove. But we started on a bright note and I think they just sucked the life out of the game and it was difficult for us to build momentum. They slowed down the game and executed their game plan and then went and scored.
“But it’s one of those – it was very avoidable, the goal, and it’s disappointing to look back on it.”
Alexander-Arnold spoke of Liverpool’s desire to bounce back in their midweek trip to Real Madrid in the Champions League, with the Reds looking to overturn a three-goal deficit in their last 16 tie.
He added: “I think there’s only one more game left before the internationals and that’s a big one for us, it’s one we need to go and do something special, so all our focus is now. Only Real Madrid is on this game and that means we can put everything into this game knowing that we have a few days to recover.
“So, it’s about throwing the kitchen sink at it and finishing everything and I think that’s what we’re going to do – it’s got to be done. Then we’ll be ready for a major run-in.” “