Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has said it ‘burns’ to know that their fierce rivals Manchester United lifted the EFL Cup earlier this season.
Manchester United brought an end to their six-year trophy drought by defeating Newcastle United 2-0 in the EFL Cup final. Liverpool won the EFL Cup in the 21/22 season, and the Red Devils succeed in the Merseyside outfit as the winners of the competition.
Manchester United have been largely impressive under Erik ten Hag, and the club also remains in contention for the Premier League, FA Cup, and Europa League titles this season.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have had a tumultuous 22/23 season so far. The Reds languish at sixth in the Premier League points table, lost 5-2 to Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 first leg, and have already been knocked out of the FA Cup.
Trent Alexander-Arnold could not bear to watch Manchester United lift the EFL Cup trophy
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Manchester United and Liverpool square off at Anfield in both side’s upcoming Premier League match. Speaking ahead of the fixture, Trent Alexander-Arnold revealed he could not bear to watch Manchester United lift the EFL Cup title.
“I watched the game, but as soon as they were getting ready for the trophy lift I turned off. I thought, ‘There is no way I am watching that,” Trent Alexander-Arnold told The Telegraph. “Knowing they lifted that trophy? It burns. Oh yeah. It definitely burns.”
Manchester United had inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Liverpool the last times the two sides met. That came in the Premier League earlier this season, in August 2022.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and co. will be aiming to get the better of Manchester United at Anfield. The Merseyside outfit comes into the fixture on the back of their 2-0 win over Wolves in the Premier League. Manchester United, meanwhile, heads into the game on the back of four consecutive wins.
Manchester United sits third in the Premier League points table with 49 points from 24 matches so far this season. Liverpool are 10 points behind the Red Devils, with 39 points from 24 matches.
If Manchester United drops points against Liverpool, it will be a big blow to their slim hopes of winning the Premier League title. The Red Devils currently trail table-toppers Arsenal by 14 points, but the Gunners have played two games more than Man Utd have.
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