Trent Alexander-Arnold faces arguably the toughest test of his short career so far in Rome on Wednesday but the teenager is confident what he has learned will stand him in good stead.
Roma’s Stadio Olimpico is likely to be the fiercest atmosphere the teenager has faced even if Liverpool carry a 5-2 advantage into the Champions League semifinal second leg, but he insists he is up to the task.
“We are going there with a job to do, to go there and win,” he said. “I try not to [get fazed]. Obviously we know it is going to be an intimidating atmosphere and that is what they will look to do just as our fans did to them. We have to be prepared mentally and physically.”
Asked how he will cope, Liverpool-born Alexander-Arnold said: “Just think as mature as possible. Look at the players around you and what they do in this situation.
“The senior players have helped me. Maybe earlier in the season I would not have made the decisions I do now. I can see what I could do better and it prepares me.
“You train all your life — for years — for these types of games and these chances. Everything I have done so far is to prepare me for a game like Wednesday.”
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