Liverpool News: Alexander-Arnold ready for Roma clash

1 year ago

In the latest Liverpool news, right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold insists he and his team-mates are ready for action as they prepare to head to Italy to take on Roma in the Champions League this week.

The Reds will take a 5-2 lead to the Stadio Olimpico but Roma know a 3-0 win will book their place in the final at the end of May.

They produced similar heroics earlier this month when fighting back to beat Barcelona and reach the final four.

Liverpool produced a sensational performance in the first half to gain momentum but two late goals from Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti have given Roma a fighting chance.

Klopp’s men know they still have work to do but Alexander-Arnold insists he is learning every day and is ready for the battle.

He told Sky Sports: “We are going there with a job to do, to go there and win.

“I try not to [get fazed]. Obviously we know it is going to be an intimidating atmosphere and that is what they will look to do, just as our fans did to them.

“We have to be prepared mentally and physically. Just think as mature as possible. Look at the players around you and what they do in this situation.

“The senior players have helped me. Maybe earlier in the season I would not have made the decisions I do now. I can see what I could do better and it prepares me.

“You train all your life – for years – for these types of games and these chances. Everything I have done so far is to prepare me for a game like Wednesday.”

Klopp will be unable to pick Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain for Wednesday’s tie but they remain 6/4 to win with Coral in Rome this week.