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TAA admits Premier League failure will ‘hurt massively’

Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that it will ‘hurt massively’ if Liverpool miss the opportunity to claim their first ever Premier League title.

In what has been one of the most phenomenal title races in history, Liverpool face the stark reality of finishing the season on 97 points, having lost just one game, and still not winning the title.

The Anfield outfit know that not even a win against Wolves today will be enough to win the Premier League, with their title hopes firmly resting on hopes of Brighton getting a result against leaders Man City.

While Liverpool enjoyed the ecstasy of overturning a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in midweek to secure a place in the Champions League final, full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that not even a sixth European crown in Madrid next month would soften the blow of finishing second.

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“No, the Champions League won’t soften the blow if we finish second — I think it will still hurt massively. We put so much into the Premier League,” the right-back told the Daily Mail.

“We have shown we can focus on both competitions, both are massive for us. Nearly every other year — barring last season — we would have won the League but City have also got so many points. It is just an extraordinary season.

“I think silverware defines where you stand in terms of rankings. So the main thing for us is to try and beat Wolves and see what happens, and go to the Champions League final and go that one step further than last year.

“It shows the signs of progression for us in terms of reaching the last day of the season and still being in the title race and in the Champions League final.”

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