Trent Alexander-Arnold plays down Liverpool fatigue concerns
"It's always good to have games every three or four days and keep the momentum going or bounce back."
Last Updated: 08/10/18 5:35pm
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has played down worries over the players suffering from fatigue after a gruelling run of games.
Sunday's 0-0 draw at home to Premier League rivals Manchester City was Liverpool's seventh game in three weeks.
Alexander-Arnold, a keen chess player and speaking ahead of the World Chess Championships, was asked if the Liverpool squad were feeling tired.
He told Sky Sports News: "No, I wouldn't say so. That's the way that we play, we play quite an energetic game.
"That's something we've always done, that's the way the manager wants us to play.
"Whether you're not getting the results or you are, it's always good to have games every three or four days and keep the momentum going or bounce back."
Sunday's goalless draw with champions City leaves both sides on 20 points at the top of the table along with Chelsea.
However, with only eight games gone, Alexander-Arnold insists Liverpool - who have kept five cleans sheets so far this season - are taking nothing for granted.
He added: "It's good to be near the top. That's where we want to be, but it's early days and we can't get ahead of ourselves.
"We know we want to be in and around the top of the table at the end of the season and hopefully bring some silverware to Anfield.
"We're confident at the minute. Things are going well and we're showing we're hard to break down and beat.
"We're keeping a lot more clean sheets and conceding a lot less. Hopefully we'll keep improving and there will be more clean sheets to come."
Alexander-Arnold was speaking ahead of the 2018 World Chess Championships and was going up against champion Magnus Carlsen.