Trent Alexander-Arnold is determined to enjoy his success on the pitch (Picture: Getty Images)
Trent Alexander-Arnold has warned his Liverpool teammates not to take all the success of recent seasons for granted, saying they only need to look at Manchester United for an example of how things can deteriorate.
The Reds have enjoyed a golden period under Jurgen Klopp, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, while they can add another Champions League title on Saturday when they face Real Madrid in the final.
In contrast, it has been a period to forget for the Red Devils since Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013, failing to challenge for the Premier League or Champions League, while picking up an FA Cup, a League Cup and a Europa League in nine years.
Alexander-Arnold remembers United under Ferguson winning numerous titles when Liverpool were far less successful and does not want to forget what that felt like as a Reds fan looking on.
‘Growing up, I remember looking at Man United and thinking what it would be like to be them going for league titles every year, Champions League trophies every year,’ Alexander-Arnold said on blockasset.’s Block Party podcast.
‘So to be able to do that now and be involved in it is something we can’t take for granted.
Alexander-Arnold enjoys Liverpool’s FA Cup win this season alongside Mo Salah (Picture: Getty Images)
‘I’ll use Man United as an example again, now, they’re probably thinking, “We shouldn’t have taken that sustained period of success for granted because now it seems like we’re far away from it”.
‘For us fans and players, we can’t get complacent and just get used to it, we have to really still enjoy it and keep our expectations where they need to be. We’ve got to enjoy the game for as long as we can because it won’t last forever.’
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Liverpool will be attempting to win their second Champions League title under Klopp this weekend, which would take their club tally to seven at the highest level of European football.
That would only leave Saturday’s opponents, Real Madrid, above them, who go into the match on 13, while AC Milan have won seven top European titles.
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