TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD produced another trademark assist as Liverpool beat Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final.
The Englishman made a beautiful dribble past the Arsenal defense to set up Diogo Jota for the second goal of the night. win 2-0 in second leg at Emirates.
Jota’s fearsome effort gave Liverpool a 1-0 lead in the first half.
And the Reds won a rather bloody encounter thanks to Alexander-Arnold for the Portuguese forward once again.
76 minutes remained after Arsenal won possession of the ball in the middle of the field.
Alexander-Arnold was in his half when he saw Jota on the run.
His perfect diagonal ball landed on Ben White and into his teammate’s chest.
The final VAR showed he was on the side and Jota took control of it before dribbling past Aaron Ramsdale.
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Fans, commentators and pundits love Alexander-Arnold’s 14th assist in all competitions this season – the most of any player in the Premier League.
And he admitted after the game, he kept counting.
The full-back told Sky: “Nice number and a standard that I set for myself.
“I want to come out and provide you, I have two today and no one has to finish the job.”
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher also tweeted: “Brilliant performance from @LFC.
“There is no Salah or Mane so you have to defend better, keep three clean sheets in those games.
“Also, @TrentAA will also be among the 11 worlds I pick tomorrow night on Friday Night Football.”
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On the prospect of playing for Chelsea in the Wembley final in February, Alexander-Arnold said: “Expecting that a lot, good for us to get there and what we expect.
“We performed well in this run, we have young players but we have won games.
“We performed well tonight and that’s what we deserved.
“We never give them too many chances and always let them fail.
“Jota’s first goal was brilliant and so was the second.
“He’s a world-class player with the best form at the club so far, hopefully more goals from him. Hopefully we can win the final.”
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