‘That can’t happen… to concede seven goals was unacceptable’: Trent Alexander-Arnold admits 7-2 defeat by Aston Villa ‘humbled’ Liverpool but insists there is no ‘concern’ over their defence – which is the worst in the Premier League!
- Liverpool were thrashed 7-2 by Aston Villa at Villa Park last month
- It was the first time they had conceded seven in any competition since 1963
- Trent Alexander-Arnold says it brought the champions back down to earth
The Reds suffered their first and only defeat of the campaign so far when Villa ran riot at Villa Park thanks to Ollie Watkins’ hat-trick and Jack Grealish’s bagging a brace.
It was the first time the Merseyside club had shipped seven in the top flight and the first time in any competition since 1963.
Trent Alexander-Arnold admits Liverpool were ‘humbled’ in their 7-2 defeat by Aston Villa
Alexander-Arnold and his team-mates were on the wrong end of one of the club’s worst results
MOST GOALS CONCEDED THIS TERM
15 – Liverpool
14 – Fulham, West Brom, Brighton
13 – Manchester United
12 – Southampton, Burnley
‘As players you understand something wasn’t right if you concede seven goals in one game,’ Alexander-Arnold said, reflecting on the game.
‘The main thing was to learn from it. The international break helped us clear our minds. The derby was a decent result and we kicked on from there.
‘There was a meeting, but we always have one. It was more about self-reflection in that period and knowing that can’t happen, to concede seven goals was unacceptable. It humbled us as a team.
‘It let us know we don’t just win because we are Liverpool.’
And he insists that the defence is not a source of worry for Jurgen Klopp, despite his side having the worst defensive record in the league.
‘It’s not a concern, really. Three points are the most important.
‘Over time we might think we need clean sheets but now it’s just about putting ourselves in a position to win.’
It was the first time Liverpool had shipped seven goals in the Premier League