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Trent Alexander-Arnold holds the opinion that the entire squad has gained a valuable lesson from the loss against Real Madrid 12 months ago and that experience will help them against Spurs this time around.
The young full back has endured a fantastic season at his boyhood club, beating records for assists as a defender alongside his opposite number Andrew Robertson.
With 17 assists in all competitions, including that corner kick which completed the unthinkable comeback against Barcelona, the academy graduate has the full back position his own.
Speaking to the Liverpool FC Official Website, he reveals how he believes that defeat in the final last year has given the a good footing for tonight’s affair against Spurs.
“I think as a team we probably feel a lot more experienced. Probably last year we were a bit inexperienced, a bit naïve, just went for it all of the time and didn’t really know how to slow games down and control games as much as we do now. “
“Last year there was a lot of balls in behind and using our speed and now we can break teams down in any way, get round them, play through them and just mixing it up.”
“So it’s good that we’ve now got that balance and obviously we are keeping a lot more clean sheets and hopefully that will prove well for us in Madrid.”
“In the first half they kept the ball. We probably had them on the ropes in the first 20 maybe, but they got a foothold in the game and from then it was downhill for us really.”
“Even when they went in front, that’s when you saw them buying fouls and taking the sting out of the game.”
“We couldn’t find any rhythm and it was really tough for us. I’m sure that throughout the season we have used that experience and hopefully in Madrid if we go ahead then we’ll be able to use that experience again. “