Reds right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has stated that he is not even thinking about the 30 points required that would guarantee Liverpool the 2019-20 Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated arch-rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield in the Premier League yesterday thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah. Liverpool now possess a 16-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand.
If Liverpool claim another 30 points in the Premier League, they will then claim the title. However, Alexander-Arnold has stated that he is not looking too far ahead.
“In the changing rooms we’re not talking about it like that,” Alexander-Arnold told LiverpoolFC.com when asked about the 30 points required to guarantee the title.
“We’ve still got 16 games left so it’s not a matter of crossing the line, if and when that happens, it’s about pushing to the very end and going to the very last game and seeing what we can do.
“Obviously we’re in a really solid position with the teams around us dropping a few points over the course of the weekend but we know there is still a long way to go – ‘anything can happen’ as the old cliche goes, but in the dressing room we’re all focused on the next game and we know that we’ve got a difficult midweek game coming up against Wolves.”
It is great to hear that there is no complacency within this Liverpool team. Trying to stay grounded with such a huge lead can be difficult to do, but Klopp’s mentality of staying in the moment is rubbing off on his players.
However, in reality, there is no denying Klopp’s Liverpool know they are close to clinching the title.
Liverpool’s next Premier League clash is against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium come Thursday night.