Trent Alexander-Arnold explains what it's like to play against Mohamed Salah in training

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At times on Tuesday night, you almost felt sorry for the Roma defenders.

Despite knowing all about Mohamed Salah, they simply couldn’t stop him from scoring twice and registering two assists during Liverpool’s 5-2 victory.

It took his goal tally to 43 in 47 appearances in all competitions this season, and put Liverpool within 90 minutes of the final in Kiev.

Salah is very much the ‘Egyptian King’ at Anfield and everyone absolutely loves him.

But it seems it’s not just during matches that he’s causing havoc.

In fact, Salah is so good during training that one of his teammates doesn’t really like him.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has excelled during Liverpool’s Champions League run, coping with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane brilliantly during the quarter-final.


But it seems he simply can’t cope with his teammate during sessions.

“During the week it's a nightmare because you're up against him,” Alexander-Arnold said on Tuesday night after his display against Roma.

“During the week, there's sometimes I don't really like him because he does that stuff to me!

“That's what he does day in day out. It's just become second nature to him now and it's a credit to him. We're really happy to playing with him rather than against him.”

Liverpool Training Session

But Salah’s performances in training may have helped Alexander-Arnold.

The 19-year-old has shown significant signs of improvement this season and he thinks Salah has helped him prepare for big matches.

“That's the good thing about it,” Alexander-Arnold added. “You know during the week you're preparing well for the opposition and you know this is the level you're going to be up against, if not higher. It's good preparation going into the games.

“We know sometimes if we hit it into the channels there'll be a runner on the end of it and more times than not it's Mo on the right side. He'll get on the end of it and make something happen, which is a credit to him.”

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