Alexander-Arnold fires warning to Chelsea after Liverpool reach Carabao Cup final


Trent Alexander-Arnold has told Chelsea that Liverpool are desperate to win silverware in front of supporters after setting up a Carabao cup final.

Jurgen Klopp’s side saw off Arsenal at the Emirates in their semi-final with the goals in either half from Diogo Jota.

The two clubs had drawn the first-leg at Anfield but the Merseyside outfit will now prepare for a final with the Blues next month at Wembley.

Liverpool and Chelsea have already squared off twice this campaign. Both matches ended in draws with the most recent a 2-2 draw.

There will be no sharing the spoils in February however and Alexander-Arnold knows they need to deliver. He told Sky Sports: “It has been a while to lift a trophy and it is good for us to be in a final. There are still 90 minutes to do that against a top side.”

Chelsea have been in a disappointing run of form of late, which has seen them slip out of the title picture. But they, like Liverpool, are still battling on four fronts and the Carabao Cup, represents the first chance of silverware.

Alexander-Arnold laid on both goals for Jota, who continues to impress for the Reds.

He continued: “Looking forward to it (the final) a lot, good for us to get there and what we expect. We put in good performances on this run, we have had young players but managed to win the games. We performed well tonight and what we deserve.

“We never gave them too many chances and kept them at bay. Diogo Jota’s first goal was outstanding and so was the second.

“He is a world class player in the best form at the club so far, hopefully more goals from him. Hopefully we can win the final.”

Alexander-Arnold also confessed that he keeps a tally of his assists. “Of course,” he said. “The number is good and the standard I set myself. I want to create and provide for the team, I created two more today and whoever is on the end to finish it off.”


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