Happy returns: Liverpool stars sing happy birthday to Trent Alexander-Arnold in FIVE different languages as right-back celebrates his 24th before training session ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash with Arsenal
- Liverpool players and staff wished Trent Alexander-Arnold a happy birthday
- The right-back turned 24 and ‘happy birthday’ was sang to him in five languages
- Reds are preparing for Sunday’s crunch clash against top of the table Arsenal
- Alexander-Arnold has come under scrutiny after questionable form for the side
- Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates
The Liverpool squad and staff members sang ‘happy birthday’ to Trent Alexander-Arnold in five different languages during Friday’s training session.
The right-back is celebrating his 24th birthday and his team-mates took time out to congratulate him ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash against Arsenal.
In a video posted on Liverpool’s Instagram, manager Jurgen Klopp rounds up everyone in a huddle and says: ‘Trent turned 24 today, so congratulations’.
The Liverpool squad and staff members sang ‘happy birthday’ to Trent Alexander-Arnold
Everyone then starts to sing ‘happy birthday’ in German, before continuing in English, Spanish, French and Dutch. Alexander-Arnold has come under huge scrutiny this season following some below-par performances for the Reds.
Despite being selected for England in the recent international break, he didn’t play a single minute and was completely left out of the squad for the second game against Germany.
Alexander-Arnold again came under criticism for his defending for some of Brighton’s goals in the 3-3 draw at Anfield last weekend.
The 24-year-old responded to recent criticism with a stunning free-kick against Rangers
He responded in style with a stunning free-kick against Rangers in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The right-back will be hoping to continue that form and give another nudge to Southgate when Liverpool take on top-of-the-table Arsenal on Sunday evening.
Speaking in Friday’s press conference, Klopp urged his side to ‘defend the s*** out of everybody’ at the Emirates Stadium.
Liverpool have been preparing for Sunday’s crunch clash against in-form leaders Arsenal
He said: ‘We need consistency. For consistency, we have to defend the… rubbish, out of everybody. Let me say it like this. I’m not interested in this short-term diagnosis, ‘that was good, that was bad’. No, we have to be good until we are outstanding.’
When pressed on using the word ‘rubbish’, Klopp responded: ‘I wanted to say: ‘We have to defend the s*** out of everybody we face’, so that’s why I used the word ‘rubbish’. So, that’s what we have to do and that’s what we try.’
Meanwhile, Curtis Jones ramped up his recovery on Friday as he returned to full training. He has been sidelined since July due to a stress response of the tibia.
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