Trent Alexander-Arnold exhibits impeccable vision with pin point assist for Liverpool in the Club World Cup semi-final against Monterrey.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is much more than just a full back. With Andy Robertson, they transform Liverpool’s front three into an attacking quintet whenever they need to take their attacking game to the next level.
During Liverpool’s Club World Cup semi-final encounter against Monterrey has once again shown why he is so important to Jurgen Klopp’s plans. With the match heading into extra time after both sides scoring a goal each, it took a moment of genius from the young England international to help Roberto Firmino score the decider.
Trent Alexander-Arnold exhibits impeccable vision with pin point assist for Liverpool in the Club World Cup
With injury time running out, it seemed that the game was headed towards an extra 30 more minutes. However, shortly before the close of regular play, Mohamed Salah bought the ball into Monterrey’s box before he dropped the ball back to Alexander-Arnold.
Alexander-Arnold then gave his leg a significant backlift. This fooled the defender who jumped in anticipation of a cross, before he chopped the ball to the near post. The ball swam through a sea of bodies before finding Roberto Firmino who placed it behind the keeper to win the match for Liverpool.
Saw the fawning over this ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold before I saw the pass. Expected it to have been overhyped. If anything, it’s been undersold. Phenomenal pick-out pic.twitter.com/iUMZvWPeNi
— Ryan Baldi (@RyanBaldiFW) December 18, 2019
— Football Siao! (@FootballSia0) December 19, 2019
Earlier in the match, Naby Keita scored the first goal of the night in the 12th minute. Monterrey equalised a couple of minutes later. Liverpool, like they have done all season in the Premier League, managed to pull yet another trick from the hat at the very last minute.
Liverpool will now play Flamengo in the Club World Cup final. The Reds are chasing a first ever World Championship. This will end Liverpool’s nightmare schedule that saw them lose the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after being forced to play a second-string side against Aston Villa.
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