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Haaland responds to Alexander-Arnold's trophy comments ahead of Liverpool clash

Posted : 08 March 2024

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has fired back at Trent Alexander-Arnold's assertion that Liverpool's trophies hold more value, highlighting his experience of winning the treble in his first year with City.


The comments come as a part of the ongoing banter between the Premier League's top two teams ahead of their crucial clash at Anfield on Sunday. Haaland, who won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League last season with City, expressed his satisfaction with the triumph, emphasizing Alexander-Arnold's lack of firsthand experience with such achievements.


The verbal exchange stems from Alexander-Arnold's interview with FourFourTwo, where he emphasized the significance of Liverpool's trophies, suggesting that financial constraints and the unique manner of team-building make their achievements more meaningful to the fans.


Despite City's 14 trophies under Pep Guardiola since 2016 compared to Liverpool's seven since Jurgen Klopp took charge in 2015, Alexander-Arnold emphasized the emotional value attached to Liverpool's successes. He described City as a "machine built to win," acknowledging their success while underscoring the unique journey of Liverpool's team-building process.


As Liverpool leads City by a single point with 11 games remaining, Sunday's match at Anfield takes on added significance. It marks the final Premier League meeting between the two clubs with Jurgen Klopp in charge, who recently announced his decision to step down at the end of the season.


The competitive banter surrounding the match reflects the intensity of the rivalry, with scrutiny over City's spending and financial breaches adding an extra layer of intrigue to the impending showdown.


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