‘Liverpool should be inspired by City’ – Alexander-Arnold

first_imgTrent Alexander-Arnold feels Liverpool can take inspiration from Manchester City after the champions ended the Reds’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season.Liverpool went down 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, Leroy Sane scoring a second-half winner for Pep Guardiola’s side after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s opener.City therefore, cut Liverpool’s lead atop the table to four points and, with Tottenham only two points further back, an exciting title race looks to be on the cards. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Last season, City’s unbeaten run in the league was ended by Liverpool at Anfield in January, but Guardiola’s men responded by going on to win the title with a record-breaking 100 points.And Alexander-Arnold, who helped set up Firmino’s equaliser on Thursday, feels Liverpool can use the pain of their first league loss of the campaign to drive them on.”Every defeat hurts. But losing to City is really hard because we’ve been on such a long unbeaten run,” the England defender said.”We’ve had a lot of wins this season and we were dreading this moment. In the back of our minds, we knew we would lose a game eventually because football is like that.”But City lost their unbeaten record at Anfield last season – and at the same time of year – and they responded by going on another long run of winning games.”That’s what the top teams do and it’s what we’ve got to do. Listen, this is a bitter one to take. What we’ve got to do is get better and move forward. We don’t let one defeat ruin our season.”We are Liverpool #YNWA pic.twitter.com/dvu5iRjdc3— Trent Arnold (@trentaa98) December 29, 2018Liverpool have a chance to respond to their City setback when they travel to fellow Premier League side Wolves in the FA Cup third round on Monday.Despite the progress the Reds have made under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership, Liverpool are yet to win a trophy under the German, and Alexander-Arnold wants to end that record.”We’re going there to win,” he added. “It’s not a free hit against Wolves. It’s a chance to win a trophy – and everyone at Liverpool wants to win things. We’re not going there to get knocked out. We want to win. It becomes a habit.”I remember Steven Gerrard’s goal against West Ham [in the 2006 final]. It was a great final and a great day for the club. We’re all trying to get back to those days again – and hopefully that will happen this season.”Liverpool is a great club with a massive history, and the players who are here now must carry that responsibility. We haven’t won a trophy for a few years. It’s been too long, really, for a club like this. But it is what it is. We can only try to do our bit and add to that history.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

UK faces strikehit Christmas by post train and air

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, passengers queue up for an express train to Gatwick Airport, running a reduced service as a result of a train strike, in Victoria rail station London. The United Kingdom faces a Christmas of discontent as labor unions threaten to disrupt airports, rail services and mail deliveries. The Unite union and aviation services company Swissport announced negotiation plans Saturday, Dec. 17 intended to avert a Dec. 23 walkout by 1,500 baggage handlers, check-in staff and other workers at 18 airports. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file) UK faces strike-hit Christmas by post, train and air by The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2016 9:10 am MDT Last Updated Dec 17, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – The United Kingdom faces a Christmas of discontent as labour unions threaten to disrupt airports, rail services and mail deliveries.The Unite union and aviation services company Swissport announced negotiation plans Saturday intended to avert a Dec. 23 walkout by 1,500 baggage handlers, check-in staff and other workers at 18 regional airports from Belfast to Bournemouth.Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said he hoped “fairness will prevail” in Tuesday’s talks.Swissport retorted that it had made several pay-rise offers to Unite-represented staff since April 2015, but “a minority of trade union members are acting in a cynical fashion to disrupt the travel plans of the public and attempt to hold employers to ransom.”At British Airways, a fourth of the airline’s cabin crew members are planning a two-day strike starting on Christmas, Dec. 25. British Airways condemned Unite’s timing and vowed to ensure that all customers reached their holiday destinations.“This calculated and heartless action is completely unnecessary and we are determined that it will fail,” the airline said in a statement.McCluskey countered that the airline “needs to come to the table with a positive offer.”Rolling strikes by two unions at Southern Railway already have disrupted much of England’s train services this month, with worker protests over cutbacks in overtime scheduled to go on until Jan. 14.To top things off, the U.K. Communication Workers Union plans a Post Office strike starting Monday through Christmas Eve. read more