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Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals what Liverpool stars will do when Man Utd take on Man City | Football | Sport


While Trent Alexander-Arnold has plenty of friends inside the Old Trafford dressing room, he acknowledges there is no need to provide United with extra incentive to beat Manchester City, because of their own objectives.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are struggling for form and yet remain right in the picture to finish in the Premier League top four.

Three league defeats in five have arrived amid poor results for both Arsenal and Chelsea, meaning a win on Wednesday would be a huge boost to their Champions League qualification hopes.

And Alexander-Arnold feels Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League title can certainly be helped by their old foes.

“At this stage of the season you sometimes need to support someone you wouldn’t normally like,” he admitted.

“For our ambitions and goals we do need a team to do us a favour somewhere along the line.

“On Saturday we all supported Tottenham and on Wednesday the majority of Liverpool fans I think will want United to get a win.”

The maths are simple for Man City: win all four remaining games and they are champions. For Alexander-Arnold, United’s stars won’t have the title race on their minds at all when the game kicks off.

“Will I speak to them?” he said on the prospect of contacting any of his England colleagues pre-match.

“I don’t think so.

“Without even saying it they know they’ll be doing us a massive favour if they get anything.

“With what they’re going for and going for the top four, they probably need to get a result. I’m sure it will be a good one.”

The right-back has been an integral facet of the league’s best defence, conceding just 20 goals in 35 games, and he puts such success down to hard work.

“We’ve worked really hard with the foundations, kept quite a lot of clean sheets,” continued Alexander-Arnold.

“It’s important for us to keep up the momentum.

“It’s not about how many points we’ve got now, it’s about how many we can end up with and put the pressure back on City. Hopefully United will do us a favour.”

Man United host City at Old Trafford on Wednesday at 8pm, with Pep Guardiola’s side facing Burnley, Leicester and Brighton to round off their Premier League campaign.



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