By Paul Robinson

3rd Aug, 2022 | 1:25pm

Robinson issues three-word Liverpool verdict after 'honest' Trent Alexander-Arnold reveal

Paul Robinson has insisted “nothing at all” can be read into Man City’s loss to Liverpool in the FA Community Shield.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one described the season’s curtain-raise as a glorified pre-season friendly.

Liverpool beat Man City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday to win the Community Shield.

Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez secured the victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Speaking to club media (30 July), Alexander-Arnold revealed winning the trophy “means a lot” to him if he was being “honest.”

The right-back has now won every domestic trophy on offer to Premier League sides.

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When asked by Football Insider what could be read into Liverpool’s victory over Pep Guardiola’s side, Robinson issued a three-word verdict: “Nothing at all.

“You cannot read anything into pre-season. For me, the Community Shield in an extension of that.

“Yes, they both named strong sides but it is not played at the same tempo as a Premier League game. It is not quite the same atmosphere either.

“I understand why Liverpool fans might think it gives them an edge but for me it doesn’t.

“Until three points are on the line you cannot tell. The first game of the Premier League season is when things really start to matter.”

The Reds finished one point behind Man City in the 2021-22 campaign.

Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Craven Cottage this Saturday.

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