Cape Town - Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold insists the
champions-elect are wary of complacency as they prepare for a tough game
The Reds sit a huge 22 points clear of Manchester City in
the Premier League and are now just four more wins from confirming the club's
first title since 1990.
In reality, the league has been won already but Liverpool's
players have been quick to stick the mantra of taking it one game at a time
while pointing out there is work still to be done.
That remains the case but full-back Alexander-Arnold has now
broken ranks slightly by declaring the long-awaited title win is "quite
close", although he's focused on getting past what could be a tricky test
against the relegation-threatened Hornets at Vicarage Road this weekend first.
"Obviously we're quite close but they're four very
tough games," he told the club's website.
"Anything can happen in the
Premier League and we've learned that over the course of our time playing in
it, it's difficult for us.
"It will be difficult, we understand that, but our main
focus is on the next game and recovering for that because going to Watford is
not an easy task and teams have learned that over the course of the season.
mentality needs to be 100 % and we just need to focus on that and then
after that, we'll focus on the next game."
Following the trip to Watford, Alexander-Arnold could be
among the Liverpool regulars given the night off by boss Jurgen Klopp when the
Reds go to Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday, before the title bid
resumes with a home game against Bournemouth on March 7.
- TEAMtalk media