Trent Alexander-Arnold played a crucial role in Liverpool's victory against Fulham, and his winning goal holds great significance in the context of the Premier League title race. In a post-match interview, Alexander-Arnold discussed the importance of the win and its impact on the team's position in the league.

The match against Fulham was a hard-fought battle for Liverpool. After Alexander-Arnold's excellent free-kick that went down as an own goal off Bernd Leno and two more brilliant goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endō, the Reds managed to secure a 4-3 victory via a late strike from their number 66. The win was much-needed, especially after Arsenal's triumph over Wolves, as it allowed Liverpool to stay in touching distance of the league leader.

Alexander-Arnold expressed his delight at the result, telling the club's official site: "I don't even know if I can sum it up in one word! Delighted really." He emphasized the significance of picking up momentum during the busy Christmas and January period, as it sets the tone for success in February and March. Dropping points at this stage of the season is not ideal for Liverpool's title aspirations.

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However, Alexander-Arnold acknowledged that the performance against Fulham was far from perfect. The team conceded sloppy goals and got punished for their mistakes. Despite the flaws in their game, it was crucial for Liverpool to secure all three points. The right-back highlighted the importance of being clinical at home and putting games away.

The celebration after Alexander-Arnold's winning goal showcased the emotional significance of the moment. Due to a cut on his knee, he opted not to do a knee slide celebration. Instead, he found another way to express his joy and passion for the team's success. This left captain Virgil van Dijk with cuts on his knees from his own knee slide celebration, which Alexander-Arnold found amusing. He explained: "For someone like him who is calm and composed to knee slide shows how much it meant to the team. It was massively important to stay in and around the top of the table."

The victory against Fulham propelled Liverpool to second place in the league, just two points behind Arsenal. This positive result, combined with Manchester City's draw against Tottenham Hotspur, increased the pressure on the league leader. Alexander-Arnold acknowledged that staying in and around the top of the table is massively important for Liverpool's ambitions.

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Looking ahead, Liverpool faces a challenging week with a match against Sheffield United next and then a trip to Crystal Palace. Alexander-Arnold emphasized the need to maintain momentum and continue building on their recent success. The team understands the importance of every game as they strive to keep up with Arsenal and secure a strong position in the league. says: Alexander-Arnold, like many of his teammates, was sloppy for large periods of the game, but when the match needed someone to step up and win it, he was the man. It was an incredible and composed finish near the end when Liverpool had already scored another three brilliant goals earlier in the game.


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