Liverpool fullback Alexander-Arnold: Man Utd defeat was humbling

Liverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold admits manager Jurgen Klopp held crunch talks with the players over their poor season start.

Alexander-Arnold says victory over Ajax should be a sign of turning things around.

“The manager speaks directly after the game and then we have a meeting the following day as well for five minutes or so, and the manager will speak again about the game when he’s had a bit more time to process it, and it’s not just acting on emotion,” said the Liverpool right-back to Red Bull.

“That [Manchester United] game was probably the big, bad game we had early on in the season, which was rough. I would say the result felt right because it’s what we deserved, but in terms of how we played we didn’t feel right on the pitch.

“It wasn’t natural, it didn’t happen for us, we really needed to look at ourselves after that. It was a humbling one.

“We’ve had meetings, and the emphasis in training has been on our system and how we need to play, where we need to be, the movement of the ball, becoming compact, defending well.

“It was back to the drawing board after Napoli, and making sure that we need to start getting our stuff in order.”