Trent Alexander-Arnold insists Liverpool players have no problem with Mohamed Salah talking about a clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League final


Trent Alexander-Arnold has claimed he and his teammates have no problem with Mohamed Salah aiming for revenge against Real Madrid.

Liverpool take on Los Blancos in the Champions League final at the Stade de France on Saturday, live on talkSPORT, with Jurgen Klopp’s side bidding to become European champions for the seventh time.

Mohamed Salah (left) relishes the clash against Los Blancos, as does Alexander-Arnold (right)
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The 23-year-old right-back says he can understand why Salah is talking about the clash against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, saying it’s personal for the Egypt international.

Salah is seeking revenge in the French capital, having been forced out injured after a challenge from Sergio Ramos four years ago, with the Egyptian leaving the pitch in tears.

Liverpool lost 3-1 on that occasion, but Klopp’s side made amends by winning the competition the following year, beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.

After Real booked their place in the final after a spectacular 6-5 aggregate win over Manchester City, Reds striker Salah posted on social media: “We have a score to settle.”

Salah said earlier after Liverpool progressed to the final following the win over Villarreal: “We lost in the final to them. [Real Madrid]so I want to play against them and I hope to win it too.”

And Alexander Arnold has admitted he and his teammates were highly motivated by their heartache in 2018 ahead of the rematch.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold insists Liverpool players have no problem with Mohamed Salah talking about a clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League final
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“The fact that we lost to Real Madrid in the 2018 final means everyone has that bit of motivation to get one back,” Alexander-Arnold told blockasset’s Block Party podcast.

However, Alexander-Arnold believes his teammates are fully focused and all emotions are on the sidelines ahead of Saturday’s encounter.

“Mo [Salah] obviously has a personal reason, getting injured in this final and not being able to continue playing, but for everyone it’s a big game,” added Alexander-Arnold.

“At the end of the day, emotions have to be put aside, and they will be, Mo knows that. None of the guys had a problem with Mo saying it’s personal and it’s the hour of revenge.

Trent Alexander-Arnold insists Liverpool players have no problem with Mohamed Salah talking about a clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League final
Salah came off injured under the challenge of Ramos in the final in 2018
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“Whatever we need to use as motivation we will do, but when it’s time to get down to business on Saturday the emotions will be put aside and we have 90 minutes of football to play, let’s go and win.”

Salah has since revealed he was relishing the opportunity to face the Spanish champions.

“I’m very motivated after what happened with Madrid last time out,” he said in a press conference ahead of the final.

“And, after what happened on Sunday [Liverpool missing out on the Premier League title], everyone is motivated to win the Champions League. Everyone is excited for it.

The 29-year-old has also shut down rumors he could leave Liverpool this summer, although he has failed to agree new terms on a new contact so far.

Trent Alexander-Arnold insists Liverpool players have no problem with Mohamed Salah talking about a clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League final
Salah has revealed he is staying at Liverpool
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“In my mind, I’m not focusing on the contract at the moment. I don’t want to be selfish. I’m staying next season for sure,” Salah added.

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