Trent Alexander-Arnold explains Liverpool response to seeing Arsenal result in title race

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-Arnold responded to Liverpool's win at Fulham -Credit:Sky Sports

Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted Arsenal's win over Wolves affected Liverpool's mindset going into the game against Fulham.

The Reds recorded a 3-1 victory at Craven Cottage to return to winning ways in the Premier League after two games without a win in the top flight. Alexander-Arnold opened the scoring with a free-kick in the first half before Timothy Castagne equalised for Fulham.

Liverpool then regained the lead with a goal from Ryan Gravenberch before Diogo Jota all three points would ensure all three points would be heading to Anfield. Now the Reds will be busy preparing to face Everton in the Merseyside derby in midweek.

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The win for Liverpool came a little under 24 hours after Arsenal claimed a 2-0 win over Wolves to move up to the top of the Premier League table. Now the Reds are level on points with the Gunners but are in second place due to their title rivals having a superior goal difference.

Alexander-Arnold has talked about the mindset he and his Liverpool teammates had going into the game against Fulham. The Reds vice-captain admitted that Arsenal's win over Wolves on Saturday night was in their thoughts before kick-off at Craven Cottage.

“It’s huge obviously," Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports, reflecting on the win over Fulham. "At this point in the season if you’re not getting the results that you want then you’re out of the title race.

"Today was a very important game for us. Seeing Arsenal get their result last night. It was a big one, and the rest of them are big now. Five finals. As everyone’s saying just throw the kitchen sink at it and try and get it over the line.

“We go 1-0 up. They get a goal just before half-time which kind of dampens our mood, which changes the gameplan. I think if we’re going in at half-time 1-0 we have a different mentality.

"But we came out and played the way that we wanted to. Kept on the front foot, kept them in their own half scored the second, an excellent finish from Ryan [Gravenberch]. Then [Diogo] Jota does what he does best and scores and puts the game to bed for us”