Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling faces Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in the final of the ePL Invitational FIFA20 tournament.
Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling has told Liverpool rival Trent Alexander-Arnold “hes not beating me” in the ePL Invitational semi-final on Saturday. The England pals are due to virtually face off at 3pm in the FIFA20 clash.
Sterling goes into the clash as the underdog after admitting that Alexander-Arnold usually gets the better of him on FIFA20 during spells away with England.
But after beating Andre Gomes in the quarter-finals, he warned: “I kind of know how Trent plays so I’m looking forward to it.
“We’ve played before with the national team during camps in his room
“I can’t play FIFA on the TV so he wins every time! But when I’ve got this little set-up here, he’s not beating me.”
Alexander-Arnold, who has knocked out Manchester United fan Tom Grennan and Newcastle winger Christian Atsu, is equally fired up for the clash.
When asked if he cares about winning the tournament or not, the Liverpool ace said: “Yeah, massive!
“Obviously not every player is in this, but if you did win it, you get the title of being the best Premier League player on FIFA. I’d take that! I don’t know if there is a trophy involved, but I think maybe there should be!
“With this, you’re in your room, you are representing the club yourself, so you have to do as much as you can to represent it well. In terms of pressure, I don’t feel too much pressure.
“The competitiveness is there, you can feel it, no team wants to be be beaten, because you’re playing against these lads throughout the season. When you’re seeing them, it’s always good to have a laugh and a joke after a game.
“It helps relationships as well between players.”
Wolves Diogo Jota face Burnley rival Dwight McNeil in the other semi-final clash. The final will take place later in the day.