Alexander-Arnold: Arsenal will be a challenge but Liverpool is ready
Alexander-Arnold: Arsenal will be a challenge but Liverpool is ready
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Alexander-Arnold: Arsenal will be a challenge but Liverpool is ready

Liverpool are set to take on Arsenal in their fifth fixture on Saturday at the Anfield and according to Trent Alexander-Arnold, this will be the kind of challenge he will be looking forward to. 

Speaking in an interview with the club's official website, Alexander-Arnold is of the belief that there are different types of games and each of them needs varied preparations in order to get the desired results. 

Liverpool will be going into this fixture with a slight confidence boost having won their matches against Norwich City and Southampton - making it six points for The Reds. 

“I think there are different types of games: there’s wanting to perform well in some games and some games it’s purely about just getting the win, and I think Southampton was one of them when we needed to win the game,” Trent told the club's official website. 

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“It was a tough place to go to, especially after the week that we had with all the travelling and obviously playing the extra-time and pens. It was tough for us but we got through that so we’re showing once again this season that we’re mentally resilient and we can win different types of football games. 

“I think Saturday’s going to be a different kind of test to the one we faced last week so we’re preparing for that. We did well against them last year, especially at home, and we’ll be looking to do the same kind of thing.”

The squad reportedly had a week to relax and recoup before they are set to take on Arsenal and Trent believes that the manager is always particular when it comes to preparations and that is why rest is in inevitable with such fixtures. 

“Yeah, I think the manager will say as well that he likes to prepare for a game with a full week,” he said. 

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“I think we can go into more detail on the opposition and find out what we want to do and the game plan, it gives us more time to train that. 

“It helps to have the full week [and] I think for us it’s important to get used to both sides of the game - having not much time to prepare and having a full week. We need to be ready for all of the situations throughout the season and the lads have really adapted well. 

“So early on, playing three games in a week is tough physically and mentally but we’ve done well. Last week was positive, we won all of our games and hopefully, we’ll be able to carry that on Saturday.

“The manager gave us a day off [after Southampton] and that always helps the legs, to have that bit more time to recover and get ready for the next game. So yeah, all the lads are ready: physically we’re ready, I think mentally we’re getting there as well now we’re near the end of the week so for us, it’s all about preparing properly now and getting ready.”

The England international continued: “I think over the last few seasons, especially at Anfield, we’ve always had high-scoring games. That’s the way both teams play, in an attacking-style of football, so I’m sure both teams will want to win the game and it’ll be tough for both sides.”

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