By Emma Sanders
Liverpool starlet Trent Alexander-Arnold is relishing the opportunity to face Manchester United’s Under-23s squad just hours after the senior teams battled it out at Anfield.
The 18 year-old says the club’s youngsters are looking forward to the clash, which takes place at Leigh Sports Village on Tuesday evening, following Liverpool and Manchester United’s 0-0 draw.
The versatile youngster has made an impressive start to the season, earning a promotion to the first-team squad, and he hopes his team’s bright form can continue going into the big clash.
“Everyone is up for the game and we know it will be difficult but we are all ready for it,” Alexander-Arnold told the club’s official website.
“As long as we can keep up and not get complacent – which I think is the key for us – we have got a lot of quality in the team.
“We have to stick to the way we play and not get carried away and do silly things and hopefully we can get the win.”
Alexander-Arnold featured heavily in Jurgen Klopp’s pre-season campaign as a right-back and a midfielder and was named on the substitutes bench against Arsenal in the Premier League opener.
He’s training at Melwood with the first team squad regularly and was rewarded for his terrific reserve team displays with an England U19s call-up.
Liverpool’s Under-23s side have enjoyed four straight Premier League 2 victories and are hoping to make it five with a win against Manchester United.
In the latest Liverpool news, this first team star should be axed for the side’s clash against West Brom on Saturday.