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Shots fired: Liverpool and City stars engage in verbal spat ahead of Anfield showdown

In the buildup to the highly anticipated Premier League top of the table clash at Anfield, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City’s stars have engaged in a verbal volley that has added an extra layer of intrigue to the encounter.

Trent Alexander-Arnold initiated the exchange by reflecting on the achievements of Liverpool and City in recent years. He argued, “Although they’ve won more titles than us and have probably been more successful, our trophies will mean more to us and our fanbase because of the situations at both clubs, financially.”

He went into more detail on the perceived differences in how both clubs have constructed their successful teams, suggesting that Liverpool’s accomplishments might hold deeper significance for their supporters given the financial contexts. “How both clubs have built their teams and the manner in which we’ve done it, probably means more to our fans” suggested Alexander-Arnold.

Responding to these comments, Manchester City’s scoring machine Erling Haaland highlighted his own success with a pointed reminder. “If he wants to say that, OK. I’ve been here one year and I won the treble. It was quite a nice feeling. I don’t think he exactly knows this feeling…” the Norwegian remarked.

Ruben Dias, another key figure for City, also joined in the exchange of words, underscoring the significance of such triumphs. “A Treble is a feeling that you only know how it feels when you actually do it!” added the Portuguese defender.

Amidst this back-and-forth, it is no secret that Alexander-Arnold has missed Liverpool’s last seven matches, and will be absent for Sunday’s crucial match. With Liverpool narrowly leading the Premier League standings at 63 points and City trailing by just a single point, the stage is set for a showdown that is as much about pride as it is about the race for the title.