Erling Haaland hits back at Trent Alexander-Arnold’s trophy claims with cheeky Man City treble win dig
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Erling Haaland hits back at Trent Alexander-Arnold’s trophy claims with cheeky Man City treble win dig

Mar 9, 2024

Erling Haaland has responded to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s trophy comments about Manchester City with a cheeky treble-winning dig.

Alexander-Arnold controversially claimed that trophies mean more to Liverpool than they do Manchester City due to the clubs’ finances.

Alexander-Arnold believes winning trophies means more to Liverpool than City

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Alexander-Arnold believes winning trophies means more to Liverpool than CityCredit: Getty Images – Getty

In an interview with FourFourTwo, Alexander-Arnold said: “Looking back on this era, although they’ve won more titles than us and have probably been more successful, our trophies will mean more to us and our fanbase because of the situations at both clubs financially.”

His comments come just days before the two sides clash at Anfield in what could be a Premier League title-deciding match on Sunday.

Liverpool sit top of the table and have already won the Carabao Cup this season, with City one point behind them in the league.

With the hugely anticipated match on the horizon, Haaland was asked about Alexander-Arnold’s comments about what it means to win trophies to each club.

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And when speaking to Sky Sports, the Norwegian superstar wasn’t afraid to boast his own achievements, as he said: “If he wants to say that, okay. I’ve been here one year and I won the treble.

“It was quite a nice feeling, I don’t think he knows exactly this feeling. So yeah, that’s what I felt last season, it was quite nice so yeah.”

He added: “They can talk as much as they want, or he can talk as much as he wants. I don’t know why he does that but I don’t mind.”

Haaland looked visibly confused when he heard the comments

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Haaland looked visibly confused when he heard the commentsCredit: Sky Sports
He then flexed his treble win with City last season

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He then flexed his treble win with City last seasonCredit: Sky Sports

Haaland proved crucial in City’s historic success last season as he scored 52 goals in 53 matches across all competitions.

Pep Guardiola’s side could even have won the quadruple but they suffered a shock Carabao Cup quarter-final exit to Southampton.

With Liverpool currently leading the title race, City will be desperate for victory at Anfield as they eye a record fourth consecutive crown.

The reverse fixture saw both sides settle for a 1-1 draw, with Haaland opening the scoring before Alexander-Arnold’s late equaliser.

Arsenal are also part of the title race but all eyes will be on the two rivals this Sunday in what could be a match for the ages.

Alexander-Arnold, who described City as a “machine that’s built to win” is set to miss the game with a knee injury.

“It’s going to be a great game,” said Haaland. “Liverpool are top of the league, so they’ve been the best this season so far. So we have to try and play at our best.

“I think City-Liverpool is a really special game in general, so it’s going to be a special game and it’s going to be a really important game.”

Haaland has certainly enjoyed his success at City so far

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Haaland has certainly enjoyed his success at City so farCredit: Getty

March is a big month in terms of the title race with City also facing Arsenal, the other side in contention, in just over three weeks’ time.

Haaland recognises the difficulties ahead but is confident the champions will rise to the challenge.

The 23-year-old said: “As last year, I think we were in a quite interesting title race. Maybe someone even put us a bit away from the title race at one point.

“So, yes, it’s a nice thing. I think that’s also what’s so nice about the Premier League, that there’s so many who are so good.

“I think there’s so many who can win the Premier League and the last years it’s been Manchester City, and we’re going to try and do it again. It’s not going to be easy, but we are good.”

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