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Khvicha Kvaratskhelia nutmegs Trent Alexander-Arnold then picks out teammate in moment of magic

Nasir Jabbar

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Khvicha Kvaratskhelia nutmegs Trent Alexander-Arnold then picks out teammate in moment of magic

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia produced a moment of magic during Liverpool vs. Napoli as he nutmegged Trent Alexander-Arnold then pinged a stunning cross-field pass.

Kvaratskhelia has starred for Napoli this season, scoring eight goals and registering 10 assists in 16 matches.

He's already drawing comparisons with the late, great Diego Maradona, who forged a legendary career at Napoli.

The Georgian international continued to shine in his latest outing for the club as he delivered a great showing in his side's 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday.

And Kvaratskhelia wowed fans online after destroying Alexander-Arnold before sending a glorious pass in the opening stages of their Anfield clash.

He nutmegged the Liverpool defender then picked out Matteo Politano with a brilliant sweeping left-footed pass.

Needless to say, Kvaratskhelia's brilliance sent social media wild.

One Twitter user wrote: "The stuff I’ve seen this lad tonight. What a baller."

A second added: "He is some player."

A third added: "Two mins isn’t even up and already Trent has been nutmegged by Kvicha Kvaratskhelia!"

Another commented: "Trent really struggling with Kvaratskhelia, no major surprise."

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The 21-year-old has also been likened to Mohamed Salah, who enjoyed a spell in Italy with Fiorentina and AS Roma.

Luciano Spalletti was asked about the comparisons between the duo ahead of his side's game at Liverpool.

On Kvaratskhelia/Salah comparisons, he said: "They are two footballers who in different ways manage to make these brilliant plays, because that’s what we’re talking about.

"You can play any simple ball on them and they manage to turn it into an opportunity for the team.

"They have this ease to point and get past the opponent, to caress the ball as they go 2000 kilometres an hour and make a turnaround.

"Both of them are very convinced of their potential, in being so simple, such good guys, so willing to help everyone all the time. Indeed they are two that can put their own spin on it."

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/Alamy

Topics: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Football, Napoli, Liverpool

Nasir Jabbar
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