Trent Alexander-Arnold: ‘Man City is the biggest game of the season’
“That’s a huge game for us. We have to win it,” the teenager said after Manchester City’s 2-1 home win over Liverpool on Sunday.
“We’re not going to sleep on anyone, and we have to get a result. Not just any result but the biggest result of the season.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored twice for England in their 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland on Friday, and it’s safe to say he’s ready to play a big part in the club’s fight for promotion to the Premier League.
The 18-year-old has been in blistering form since being drafted in by the Sky Blues from Championship side Derby.
He’s made 38 appearances in all competitions since making his professional debut in May 2017, scoring eight goals and creating 12 assists.
The latest came on Sunday, when Alexander-Arnold, whose team mate Raheem Sterling also played, netted twice and assisted a further two for a 5-1 victory in front of the Etihad crowd.
“The manager knows what it takes to get results and it’s just a matter of us putting the effort in. If we can do that – and I see us doing that now – then I think we can do that.
In pictures: Sterling, Alexander-Arnold score in Manchester City win over Liverpool
“We’re disappointed not to get the result we wanted but you expect to, so we’ll just keep on going.
“I think that’s what we needed, to keep the level going. If we keep doing what we’re doing we can get the results to push us up.”
Alexander-Arnold is now among seven players aged 18 or under, and only Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and David De Ge