Liverpool’s ‘humbling’ defeat at Aston Villa was a actuality examine that has allowed gamers to ‘kick down doorways’ once more, Trent Alexander-Arnold has claimed.
The Reds have received 4 and drawn one for the reason that shock 7-2 drubbing at Villa Park, which was the membership’s heaviest defeat in 57 years.
The Premier League champions have established themselves on the high of the Premier League once more – all with out defensive linchpin Virgil van Dijk.
That run additionally contains back-to-back Champions League victories, which has already put them two factors forward in Group D forward of Tuesday’s journey to face Atalanta the place a win would put them inside touching distance of the knockout stage.
And Alexander-Arnold believes the Villa defeat has had a optimistic impact.
“There was a gathering once we got here again however we all the time have a gathering anyway. It wasn’t something out of the extraordinary,” the full-back stated.
“However I believe it was extra about self-reflection in that interval, and understanding that may’t occur.
“It was type of a one-off. To concede seven objectives is unacceptable however it’s about studying from these items.
“It type of humbled us as a staff and it tell us that we are able to’t simply win video games as a result of we’re Liverpool with the historical past of the membership and the gamers we’ve bought, it’s about mentality and the work we put in.
“If we aren’t at 100 per cent, these items can occur. It wasn’t an outrageously dangerous efficiency from us however our mentality wasn’t there on the day and we bought punished for it.
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“Since then we have now been actually capable of give attention to that and, wanting again on the final two years particularly, it’s our mentality that has bought us to the place we are actually.
“That has enabled us to return again from any place, to interrupt by partitions and kick down doorways in that respect.
“Since that recreation we have now been capable of get again into that stride.”