Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed that he used last year’s defeat to Manchester United as a ‘learning point’ in his career.
The youngster established himself as Liverpool‘s first choice right back last season after developing from the club’s academy but was given the runaround Manchester United‘s own youth product, Marcus Rashford.
Rashford scored two lovely first-half goals when the teams last met at Old Trafford back in March 2018 in a 2-1 win for the Red Devils, with Alexander-Arnold not being at his best in the crunch game.
As the two most successful sides in English football history prepare to do battle once again this weekend, the young England international has reflected on his last Old Trafford experience, insisting that he has used it as a ‘learning point’.
“I still use that game as a learning point,” Alexander-Arnold told the Guardian.
“That is probably the best thing to do; look back on the harder games you’ve had, the tougher games, learn what I didn’t do well and what I could have done better.
“The Manchester United game was definitely one of those games but rather than let it get me down, or put me down and think that maybe I am not good enough at this level, it was important to use it as a positive and see it as a learning step to improve.
“I needed to use it as motivation to make sure something like that doesn’t happen again and to prove that you are better than you showed on that day.”