Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed to LFC Later (Thursday 11 April) that the Merseyside derby – not facing Manchester United – is his biggest game of the season.
Alexander-Arnold, who hails from West Derby, says that getting one over on his inner-city rivals means more than beating United.
He told LFC Later on LFCTV: “I’d say it’s my favourite game (the Merseyside Derby).
“Growing up in the city you know more Evertonians than Mancs. I’d say the Everton game for me is the bigger.
“I know so many people who support Everton so it’s always good to get one over on them.
“It’s good as well because we haven’t been beaten by them for so long.”
It’s no surprise that Trent loves getting one over on the Toffees more than anything else.
Fortunately, Liverpool are no strangers to beating Everton, and haven’t lost to them for more than nine years.
That was a 2-0 defeat in October 2010 at Goodison Park, with their last victory at Anfield coming in 1999.
In 1999, Trent was only 11 months old and so hasn’t had to see Everton beat Liverpool much in recent memory.
Games against United and Everton are always focal points in Liverpool’s fixture list, and wins against both are to be savoured.
There’s no worse feeling than losing to either, but having to face Everton fans in the city is a grim prospect.
Liverpool have avoided such results this season, beating both at Anfield while drawing at Old Trafford and Goodison respectively.
Manchester United have now won more league titles than Liverpool, so that rivalry is heated in itself.
However, the locality of the Merseyside clubs adds that something extra to the games each season.