Liverpool defender says the Reds showed they are a top-quality side in 'tough' win at Brighton

Trent Alexander-Arnold on the ball against Brighton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Trent Alexander-Arnold on the ball against Brighton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold felt Liverpool showed they are a top quality side as they bounced back from two successive defeats with victory at Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon.

The Reds had lost in the Premier League to Manchester City and in the FA Cup to Wolves in their previous two games.


However, Mohamed Salah's penalty early in the second half gave Liverpool a 1-0 victory at Brighton as they moved seven points clear at the top.


Speaking to www.liverpoolfc.com afterwards, Alexander-Arnold admitted it was a hard game and said: “No matter what every game is important for us, but especially this game.


“We knew we needed a win to get the momentum back and show that we are a really top-quality side and that’s what we’ve done, especially as it’s a tough place to come.


“I think everyone in the league would agree that this is one of the toughest places to play, with good fans and a good solid team who are hard to break down. We found it difficult even at Anfield to score goals against them. We got a 1-0 win there and are happy to get the 1-0 win here as well.


“Questions were probably asked about our mentality and how we would bounce back from a (Premier League) defeat because we hadn’t experienced it so far, and I think it was important for us to show everyone that we are a top-quality side and to bounce back and get the win.


“Like I said, everyone knew how hard it was to come here and try and take points from Brighton so we’ve done it excellently and we will look forward to next week now.”


Reflecting on the match, Alexander-Arnold added: “The first half was definitely the harder half. In the second half they opened up a little bit more. The goal we scored probably helped us because they had to attack a little bit more and try to get a goal back.


“Even when they opened up it was still hard to score past them, and I think we showed our resilience and defended well. They didn’t have too many chances against us."

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