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Alexander-Arnold certainly sees Europa Leagu as an opportunity to narrow his focus on reclaiming the title, he told the Independent’s Karl Matchett

While Liverpool will respect the Europa League and aim to win it, Trent Alexander-Arnold believes this allows them to focus on the Premier League title.

By finishing fifth in the Premier League last season, the Reds will miss out on the Champions League

Instead, they qualified for the Europa League, a competition they have reached the final in since they last played in 2015/16.

Liverpool won’t underestimate their opponents, but the drop in level means Jürgen Klopp can shake up the pack more often to give the rest of his squad a chance.

Alexander-Arnold certainly sees it as an opportunity to narrow his focus on reclaiming the title, he told the Independent’s Karl Matchett.

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“It gives you the opportunity to focus much more on the Premier League,” he admitted.

“We respect the competitions we play in and want to win them all, but at the start of the season our target is definitely to win the Premier League.”

“[The Europa League] gives us a good chance to focus on that.

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“It’s not about finishing second or third and building on that, we’re a winning team.

” We know what matters, we have the culture and the manager to win.

“It’s positive pressure to try again because we have the team to win.”

The last five Europa League winners are Sevilla (twice), Eintracht Frankfurt, Villarreal and Chelsea, with Liverpool among the favorites this time.

It remains to be seen how Klopp will approach the competition, with the possibility of Alexander-Arnold not being used regularly and Conor Bradley taking his place in Europe.

Moreover, the manager might even disagree with his right-back – of course he would never admit it openly.

Liverpool’s fundamental objective every season is to qualify for the Champions League, but after winning the title in 2020 the objective should also be to fight at the top.

However, last season saw a worrying decline and so far the team aren’t strong enough to suggest any improvement at the start of the new season – despite the signings of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.esa

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