Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold admits Jurgen Klopp exit is affecting title run-in

Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold admits Jurgen Klopp exit is affecting title run-in

Trent Alexander-Arnold has confirmed for the first time that Jurgen Klopp's imminent exit is affecting Liverpool in the run-in.

The Reds face an uphill task to add to the Carabao Cup won earlier this season and mark Klopp's send-off in style, having lost ground in the Premier League title race and facing a near-certain exit from the Europa League.

It was a damaging four days for the Reds last week, losing 3-0 at home to Atalanta in the first leg of their European quarter-final, before missing a host of chances in a 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace.

Klopp announced recently that he will call time on his trophy-laden spell at Anfield at the end of the season, and Alexander-Arnold says the news is having an impact.

“Having the experience of being in a title race will be a massive part of getting over the line, but obviously Arsenal and Manchester City will have that from last season with their title race,” he told Gary Neville on The Overlap.

“I think Jurgen Klopp leaving at the end of the season will feed into the title run in. The fear that it gets to May and it’s still tight, then it’ll feed into how it’s going to look and how it could feel up until then.

“We just need to try and stay composed. The manager never says we’re trying to win the league, he doesn’t speak about it, but it’s more that we’re going to get the most out of ourselves, we’re going to squeeze every drop of potential there.

“There will be twists and turns no matter what, and I’m sure teams will try and win it, and we’ll come close to winning every single game between now and the end of the season, and we just hope we’re in the best position at the end of the season.”

Trent Alexander-Arnold was speaking on The Overlap, brought to you by Sky Bet.