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Alexander-Arnold eyeing third successive Champions League final as Liverpool target 'perfect 2020'

12:30 EAT 08/01/2020
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 2019-20
The Reds full-back is not content to focus solely on a Premier League title charge, with two other major trophies still up for grabs this season

Liverpool want to "win as many trophies as possible" in 2020, according to Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has already set his sights on more success in the Champions League.

The Reds picked up a unique treble last year, following up a sixth European Cup triumph with success in the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.

Jurgen Klopp's men are now on course to add a Premier League crown to their haul, having opened up a 13-point lead at the top of the standings after 20 fixtures .

Liverpool have a game in hand over second-placed Leicester and reigning champions Manchester City, and the Merseyside outfit have also managed to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup and reach the Champions League knockout stages again, with a heavyweight last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid on the cards in February.

Alexander-Arnold is eager for Liverpool to replicate last year's success in the competition, while also maintaining their domestic form through to May.

“Keeping up the momentum we’ve got and trying to replicate 2019 as much as possible because, if we do that, I think more trophies will come,” the England international told the club's official matchday programme when asked about his goals for 2020.

“With the position we are in in the Premier League, if we can replicate what we did in the first half of the season then we will be in a solid position come May.

“Hopefully we can get to another Champions League final too, but we’ve got a difficult draw. Atletico Madrid are a stubborn team, one that’s hard to break down, and a passionate team with a passionate manager. It’ll be interesting to see the two managers on the touchline and see who is more passionate!

“We enjoyed the Champions League last year because we had such a tough run. Every game we had to get to the final was against a different type of opponent after a really tough group.

“We had a tough group this year and a tough round of 16 opponent again, but we like to be tested as a team because it brings the best out of us. If you want to be the best you have to beat the best, so for us it’s about testing ourselves as much as possible.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to go back to Istanbul again, which would be massive for the club, but to have a perfect 2020 we need to win as many trophies as possible.”

Liverpool will be back in Premier League action on Saturday, with a trip to north London to face Jose Mourinho's Tottenham on the cards.

Klopp's men are due to welcome Manchester United to Anfield eight days later, before coming up against Wolves at Molineux on January 23.