Liverpool's teenage defender Trent Alexander-Arnold insists his side won't fear anyone in Friday's semi final draw, as he and his team set their sights on a sixth Champions League crown, and their first triumph since their historic night in Istanbul in 2005.
The 19 year-old English defender, who excelled in Liverpool's all-English quarter final win over Manchester City, believes the Reds have got everything it takes to triumph in Kiev in May after eliminating the Premier League champions elect.
So impressed with Trent Alexander-Arnold. A teenager playing with an assuredness and maturity way beyond his years.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 10, 2018
Talking after the second leg victory against Manchester City (via Liverpool Echo) the young defender praised his team's performances throughout this season's Champions League campaign stating their performances so far is proof that they shouldn't fear anyone.
He said: “Throughout the whole tournament there hasn’t been a team who strike fear into us.
Alexander-Arnold, who started both legs against Manchester City, has made six Champions League appearances so far this season and has a goal to his name as his team have plundered a record tally of 33 goals in this season's competition.
The 19 year-old Liverpool born right back believes City saw him as a 'weak link' in Liverpool's defence, but passed the test with flying colours - keeping City's flying German winger Leroy Sane quiet over the two legs.
“You look forward to playing these type of games and testing yourself.
"I guess Man City looked at it and [felt] I’m the weak link. Maybe that gave me that underdog mentality and I tried to prove them wrong. I wanted to show them I’m not the weak link in the team."
The Liverpool Academy graduate was nine years old when Liverpool last reached the last four of Europe's top club competitions and the young defender hailed his manager Jurgen Klopp's half-time team talk at the Etihad as the deciding factor in Tuesday's impressive win.