Trent Alexander-Arnold has detailed how Jurgen Klopp is instructing Liverpool as they equalled their longest-ever unbeaten run on Wednesday night. Klopp’s side comfortably beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 at Anfield to confirm their status as Group B winners, with this being their 25th game in a row without defeat.
Diogo Jota opened the scoring after 13 minutes, latching onto Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pinpoint cross.
Alexander-Arnold provided his second stunning assist of the evening eight minutes later, with Sadio Mane the recipient on that occasion.
Liverpool’s job was made easier after Felipe was shown a straight red card just past the half-hour mark.
Luis Suarez thought he had pulled one back in the second half but was denied by VAR as the game trickled out and the Reds secured top spot.
After full-time, Alexander-Arnold explained the recipe for Liverpool’s incredible form.
He told BT Sport: “Yeah, I think me and Mo [Salah] have got a really good understanding at the minute – things are flowing quite naturally.
“Hendo [Jordan Henderson] pushing forward up the pitch today, playing as the number eight, with Fab [Fabinho] back in the team was also a big help for us.
“We’re told just to be flexible, there are no set positions, move, create confusion for the opposition, and that’s what we’ve done.
“We’re told to try and get on the ball and create things, and with the form our front players are in, it’s about getting the service into them, and that’s what I’ve done today.”
The win confirmed Liverpool’s place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Group B winners.
Meanwhile, Atleti sit third on just four points, behind Porto in second, having won just one of their games and averaging one goal per game.
Klopp’s side have blown the opposition away, winning all four of their games so far and scoring 13 goals in the process.
It has re-established their status as one of the favourites for the competition as they look to lift the iconic trophy for the seventh time.