Liverpool must perform at exactly 100% if they are to come away from their meeting with Newcastle with all three points, according to right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Speaking to the Liverpool website, the defender says the club’s standards dropped during Sunday’s 1-1 draw against West Brom, and that a similar display against the Magpies could end in further disappointment.
The Reds travel to St James’ Park on Wednesday evening sitting top of the table, three points ahead of both Leicester and Merseyside rivals Everton.
The game comes just three days after Jurgen Klopp’s men let a 1-0 lead slip against struggling West Brom at Anfield, but Alexander-Arnold has suggested that the trip to Newcastle can be won if the Reds perform to their best abilities.
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“It’s going to be a difficult game,” said Alexander-Arnold. “There’s never going to be an easy game in the Premier League, so we’re not expecting that.
“But I think we know that if we’re at 100 percent then we have the confidence to go there and win – but only if we’re at 100 percent.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold wary of Newcastle threat
Steve Bruce’s men managed to overcome West Brom earlier this month, but they have since gone on a four-game winless run, most recently losing 2-0 at Manchester City.
Despite the current form, Trent Alexander-Arnold is still expecting the Magpies to pose a real threat, suggesting that they could perhaps be sitting higher than their current position in the table.
“I think they’ve picked up good results, they’ve also had results where they probably think they should’ve done better,” added Alexander-Arnold.
“But in the grand scheme of things, I think they’ve performed well, brought in some new players and have proven that they’re a good side and will challenge for things.”
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