Liverpool’s title race isn’t over and Trent Alexander-Arnold has just shown fans why
It is reasonable to think that Liverpool’s participation in the Premier League title chase is all but gone given that they are an enormous 15 points behind title contenders Arsenal.
Given that finishing above Manchester City has been, in recent years, the obstacle sides had to clear to secure the league, it may all very much rely on the barometer one counts on.
Trent Alexander-Arnold didn’t go so far as to state that his team hasn’t given up on winning No. 20, but the mention of the previous season clearly conveys some confidence in the club’s ability to finish higher in the standings than many people anticipate.
“Definitely [we feel positive]. Like I said, three points is three points, we’ve put ourselves in a good position,” the 24-year-old told the club’s official website.
“[We’ll] keep chipping away and hoping that people drop points around us. We’re still not even halfway through the season so there are still a lot of games to play [and] a lot of things can happen.
“We found ourselves in quite a similar position last year, chasing [Manchester] City at this time of year [when we were] 10 or 11 points behind them.
“But people do drop points, no-one is going to go unbeaten or not drop any points from now until the end of the season.
“Hopefully it’s us who do that but it’s unlikely any team will so we’ve got to make sure we are in positions to pounce when teams drop points around us.”
Whether we could see Jurgen Klopp’s men engineer a run up the table beyond the Gunners remains to be seen, though it’s encouraging to see that only eight points currently separates the Reds from the incumbent champions.
The odds aren’t in our favour, though our No.66’s point does make clear that such an eventuality isn’t impossible.