Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold turns down holiday to prepare for Man City clash
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Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has sent Manchester City a clear warning ahead of their clash on Saturday.
Liverpool have endured a tricky campaign under Jurgen Klopp, having failed to reach the heights of last season.
They were on the verge of a historic treble, narrowly missing out on the Premier League title and just falling short in the Champions League final.
The Reds are currently sixth place in the league, as the they spy a late surge to qualify for the Champions League.
Standing in their way are second-placed Manchester City, who need three points to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal.
While Alexander-Arnold has made his intentions clear in the build-up to the blockbuster clash at the Etihad.
Alexander-Arnold sends Man City warning
Alexander-Arnold was not selected by Gareth Southgate for England's Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, allowing him a week off training.
He has fallen down the pecking order within the England setup, having only managed 34 minutes at the World Cup in Qatar. Right-backs Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Reece James were all selected ahead of the 24-year-old.
However, he has not wallowed in the decision, turning down the opportunity of a holiday in favour of preparing for Manchester City.
The Times report that the defender checked into Liverpool’s training ground to 'focus on his fitness, strength and conditioning under the watchful eye of the first-team coach Dr Conall Murtagh'.
Alexander-Arnold has struggled to replicate his form of seasons gone by, regularly come under fire for his poor defensive performances in a Liverpool shirt.
Any weaknesses were exposed during Liverpool's 6-2 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League, as he spent both legs trying to stop Vinicius Jr.
Jamie Carragher, who has often jumped to the defence of the Liverpool star, questioned his future in big games, telling CBS, "If Liverpool are trying to qualify for the Champions League on a yearly basis, I am not sure Trent is your man at right back."
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