Trent Alexander-Arnold started at right back for Liverpool’s victory over Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final and played the full 90 minutes as the Reds won their fifth European Championship.
As the 2019 Champions League final approached, Trent Alexander-Arnold revealed that Liverpool had no fear of Tottenham.
At the Wanda Metropolitano, the two teams engaged in an all-Premier League match. Mohamed Salah’s penalty in the second minute and Divock Origi’s goal in the second half gave the Reds the victory.
It meant that Jurgen Klopp’s side lifted the European Cup for the fifth time in the club’s history, having been runners-up to Real Madrid in 2018. Klopp’s men had finished a mammoth 26 points ahead of Spurs in that season’s Premier League table.
Having defeated Barcelona and Ajax on the road in the semifinals, both teams entered the game with a lot of confidence. Nevertheless, Alexander-Arnold has now admitted that Liverpool were unconcerned about their rivals despite Spurs’ miraculous victory over the Dutch titans.
“It just seemed right, sincerity notwithstanding. We were completely confident that they would never defeat us. It was impossible. We didn’t really have any doubts,” the Liverpool right-back told LadBible.
“It’s not like we shouted from the rooftops, ‘We’ve won. It was that there was no way they could defeat us if we all did our jobs correctly. We were aware that our team was far superior.
“Like I said, we knew that if we played well, we would win. We would lose if they played exceptionally and we played poorly.”
With Salah’s penalty giving Liverpool the early advantage, that conviction proved to be accurate. After winning, Alexander-Arnold revealed that the team had discussed going ahead early before the match.