Erling Haaland responds to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s comments as the build-up to Sunday begins

Erling Haaland has fired back at recent comments made by Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of Sunday’s clash between Manchester City and Liverpool. Attention has now shifted for the world champions to Sunday’s massive fixture. It is a crucial fixture in both team’s seasons and it appears that the build-up to the eagerly anticipated contest has begun

Trent Alexander-Arnold commented on Liverpool’s recent success compared to Manchester City’s in an interview with Four Four Two magazine. The full-back said that he believes his team’s success means more to Liverpool fans given the way Liverpool has built their squad compared to Manchester City. They were curious comments and are sure to have not gone unnoticed at Etihad. It could provide the reigning champions with extra motivation ahead of Sunday’s massive Premier League match.

Speaking with SkySports ahead of Sunday’s match Erling Haaland was asked about the comments made by Alexander-Arnold. City’s star striker responded in his typical style saying: “If he wants to say that. OK. I’ve been here 1 year and I won the treble. It was quite a nice feeling. I don’t think he knows exactly this feeling.”

The build-up to Sunday’s game will now be an interesting subplot ahead of the meeting between the two rivals. While matters on the pitch are always a must-see event between the two teams, the comments by Haaland and Alexander-Arnold appear to have started the pre-game entertainment early.

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