Liverpool star reflects on “the postives” of the season

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Liverpool vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold has spoken on the club’s website reflecting on the highs and lows of last season.

The Reds had an emotional climax to their campaign with the departure of Jurgen Klopp after nine years of service at Anfield and although the season wasn’t the fairytale fans had hoped for, there were plenty of positives to take.

Liverpool had a transformative transfer window last summer by introducing Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo, while also saying goodbye to some of their most influential players over the last decade with former club captain Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and James Milner moving on.

The 2022/23 season was a difficult campaign for Klopp and the squad as they failed for the first time since 2016 to qualify for Champions League football, but did finish in fifth which rewarded them with a chance this season to compete for the Europa League.

Unfortunately, the Europa League winners, Atalanta, proved to be too much for the Reds over two legs in the semi-final as they shockingly crashed out of the competition.

Nevertheless, Liverpool did manage to add one last trophy to Klopp’s collection before he departed just over a week ago as the Merseyside giants lifted their second Carabao Cup under the guidance of the German coach, as well as earning a respectable third-place finish in the Premier League.

There has been a lot to reflect on over the last few weeks for the supporters, the staff and the squad as they prepare to start a new chapter with Arne Slot, and now vice captain Trent Alexander-Arnold has been speaking to the club website about his season.

The right-back had some positive thoughts about the season:

“It was a good season, built on last season, got better as a team, challenged for the title, took it far and we improved,”

“Any time you improve means that it’s a good season. Take the positives and move forward and hopefully [do it] again next season.”

Alexander-Arnold also spoke out about lessons learned from his time sidelined with an injury:

“Of course it’s never nice to be injured. You want to play as many games as you can and help the team, but sometimes these things happen,” he added.

“It was a tough time, it was one that taught me to be patient and a time that was difficult.

“It just makes you stronger, appreciate the times when you’re fit and able to play games.”

Our thoughts on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s reflection…

There is no doubt that the season could have been more successful for Liverpool, but ultimately it was an improvement on the previous campaign so there is plenty to be positive about.

It will be so important for everybody associated with the club to move forward with a positive mindset as they navigate a new chapter under a new manager and work together to make sure Klopp’s legacy isn’t wasted.

With that being said, there is plenty to look forward to for Liverpool fans in the future and there is no reason why any uncertainty ahead should not be met with positivity.

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