Trent Alexander-Arnold hit back at Jose Mourinho’s moans that “the best team have lost” after Liverpool’s latest 2-1 win over Tottenham.
Mourinho’s post-match comments – which he also addressed directly to Jurgen Klopp on the sideline – that Tottenham beat Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night clearly did not go unnoticed by Reds players.
Alexander-Arnold took to Instagram shortly after, posting photos on his page and his story with the caption “The best team won”.
Trent Alexander-Arnold appeared to hit back at Jose Mourinho via his Instagram account
Curtis Jones, Rhys Williams and Jordan Henderson responded to Alexander-Arnold’s post
And Alexander-Arnold’s response was popular with his Liverpool team-mates, as they stacked up to respond to his post.
Captain Jordan Henderson responded with a high-10 emoji, Curtis Jones responded with just the “talk” emoji while Rhys Williams put on “louder for those in the back”.
Liverpool seemed to have to settle for a draw with Mourinho’s side on Wednesday at Anfield.
A deflected strike from Mohamed Salah gave them a lead in the first half before Son Heung-min equalized with a ruthless finish.
Tottenham then missed three golden chances, with Steven Bergwijn twice swelling his lines as well as Harry Kane.
Roberto Firmino then snatched the three points for Liverpool with a powerful 90th-minute header at Anfield, leaving Mourinho furious.
He had what appeared to be a terse exchange with Klopp on the final whistle and lifted the veil on what was said in his post-match interview with Amazon Prime.
Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp had an exchange of words on the final whistle
Mourinho said he told Klopp ‘best team lost’ after meeting at Anfield
“I said the best team lost and he didn’t agree, but that’s his opinion,” Mourinho said. “I think even a draw wouldn’t have left us with the best taste because we had them there to win it.
“It wasn’t just the big odds, but the big odds times and when they were in trouble at their worst time and we had it there to kill him, but we missed it.”
“Normally in matches at this level you pay and I thought we would pay just by taking a point.
“In the end, we didn’t even take a point, so it’s very disappointing. But looking at the performance, I’m happy with the team, with the proposal to go to a game to win it.
“I thought in such a tough game against such a good team the boys were very good and we were punished. ”
Steven Bergwijn missed two glorious chances as a shot hit the inside of the post
Roberto Firmino (No.9) made Spurs pay off in the dying minutes as he headed for the winner
Unsurprisingly, Klopp’s assessment of the game differed from Mourinho’s.
“It was a tough game, a really tough game in a tough time, but we deserved three points,” said Klopp.
“You lose a bullet against this counterattacking monster (and you will be punished) so you have to be focused. We have to play with them and keep them busy. The boys did it well. Bobby’s face was stunning.