Liverpool squad abiding by one of Klopp’s Dortmund rules


Date published: Monday 8th October 2018 2:40

Trent Alexander-Arnold says that Liverpool are biding by a rule Jurgen Klopp enforced at Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool are hopeful of ending their wait to win the Premier League this season, with their last top-flight crown coming in 1990.

Klopp was appointed three years ago on the basis that he would eventually deliver those glories at Anfield once more, and the Reds look as close as they have ever been this season.

They are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table after eight games, but the players are still not discussing the title.

Klopp banned any talk of winning the Bundesliga while Dortmund manager, where he won two Bundesliga crowns.

Asked whether the title was a subject spoken of among the Liverpool squad, Alexander-Arnold said: “No, definitely not.

“There’s only been eight games, so we’ve still got another 30 to go. It’s a long season. We know it’s going to be very difficult, but it’s an aim of ours and we want to be around the top of the league come May.

“We just focus on ourselves and focus on getting three points every time we step out on the pitch. That’s something we aim to do and something that we want to do. The word from the manager is to do that.

“There’s a lot of room for improvement. We’ve got a lot more to give and a lot more to improve on.

“We know that we’re not a perfect team. That’s something we want to achieve – to be as close to perfection as possible. That’s what we’re working towards everyday. We want to win as many games as possible. It doesn’t matter how we do it, we’re not fussed as long as we get the three points.

“That’s something we’ve shown this season – even when we haven’t been at our best, we’re still grinding out results and getting results on the board. That’s something that’s important to us and important for any team that wants to be successful.”