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Trent Alexander-Arnold: Red Bull red flag must be heeded

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD accepts that Liverpool have to cut complacency out of their game after it almost cost them a Champions League victory.

Coasting at 3-0 up after 36 minutes against Red Bull Salzburg, Jurgen Klopp’s side eased off and became more casual in their approach and their opponents took full advantage to score three times.

Mohamed Salah’s (pictured) second goal of the game spared their blushes at 4-3 but Alexander-Arnold believes the performance will serve as a warning that they cannot afford to allow their standards to drop.

‘We were doing really well and maybe took our foot off the gas and were a bit complacent and we were made to pay,’ the right-back said. ‘It will be a good lesson for us. We got the win in the end but we were disappointed with the way the game went as going 3-0 up you should see the game out, keep the ball, tire out the opposition, but we carried on trying to push for goals.

‘We need to learn from that and probably use our heads a bit more.’