Trent Alexander-Arnold believes Liverpool’s win over Bayern Munich was “massive” for their season.
The young full-back played the full match, successfully marshaling the experienced Franck Ribery for most of the game.
Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners and qualified for the quarter-finals, and Alexander-Arnold was thrilled with his side’s progress.
“It was massive for us,” Alexander-Arnold told LiverpoolFC.com. “To obviously get the clean sheet at Anfield was big for us and we knew that coming here and getting a few goals would make it very difficult for them to go through, so the main aim for us was to come here and put a few [chances] away.
“We spoke about the game, coming here and being brave and not folding under the pressure.
“I think it’s probably what they are used to. But, like I said, the main thing was for us to come here, put pressure on them and try to hit them on the counter – and that’s what we did, we punished them.”
Speaking about Sadio Mane, who scored a fine brace on the night, Alexander-Arnold added: “He’s a world-class player and he showed that again.
“It was a special first goal and great movement for the second goal, I think credit goes to Mo for picking him out. But especially the first one, he did fantastically to get the finish away.
“It’s important that the strikers don’t just feel that they are under pressure to get the goals for us and it’s important that other positions can do that as well.
“So, for us, it’s all about contribution and the more goals we score the better chances we have of winning games. That’s the way we are looking at it now.”