Liverpool seeking answer to ‘million dollar’ question, says Trent Alexander-Arnold

Reds suffered a fifth straight home loss on Thursday, marking their worst ever run at Anfield

Alex Pattle
Friday 05 March 2021 17:05
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted the Premier League champions are struggling to find an answer to the “million dollar” question around their form.

Liverpool’s defeat by Chelsea on Thursday night was their fifth consecutive home loss, marking the first time the Reds have ever recorded such a run in their history.

The result left the defending Premier League champions seventh in the table, 22 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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And, although Liverpool have suffered numerous injury setbacks this term, Alexander-Arnold said they are still trying to figure out why their performances have been so poor.

“That’s the million dollar question for us at the minute,” the right-back told his club’s official website.

“I thought we played quite well [against Chelsea], [but] we didn’t create that many chances in the game. Fair play to them, they kept us out.

“I think Sadio [Mane] had half an opportunity where he scuffed it and it rolled to the keeper. From the angle I saw there could have been a handball in there.

“But it’s one of those games where it’s frustrating. I don’t really think we deserved to win at the end of the day, so it was a tough one to take.”

The 22-year-old refused to blame his team’s dismal run on injuries, saying: “It’s always nice to have a fit squad, but there’s still a lot of lads out.

“But there’s no excuses from us. We’re a good enough squad to be winning, no matter who’s in and who’s out – rotation – we should be winning these games.

“These are the games we need to win and I think we need to go on a good run to stand any chance of hitting our targets.”

Jurgen Klopp’s side next host relegation-threatened Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.

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