Trent Alexander-Arnold's Furious Reaction After Losing To Diogo Jota In FIFA Tournament Final
Trent Alexander-Arnold assisted the first of Diogo Jota's three goals for Liverpool on Tuesday night but back in April the Portuguese forward caused him to have a serious meltdown.
While in isolation, the Liverpool right-back got to the final of the ePremier League invitational and faced Jota in the final after knocking off Raheem Sterling in a cracking semi-final earlier in the day, coming back from 2-0 down and scoring a rebounded golden goal for the victory.
But he lost to Jota via the same format in the final, having been 1-0 up in the first half. It took 67 minutes of the second game for the winning goal and it was Raul Jimenez who came up clutch.
Great effort, @trentaa98, big performances throughout but just misses out on golden goal :red_circle:
Congrats to the #ePremierLeague invitational winner, @DiogoJota18 + @Wolves :clap: https://t.co/6qtBnxcREK
- Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 25, 2020
Jota was crowned the Premier League's best FIFA player after the five-day tournament and you could see just how gutted Alexander-Arnold was.
While there were no controllers thrown, he was absolutely fuming at the defeat and could only utter, "Yeah, good game" when asked for some insight after the game.
However, the England international did then offer a few more words and said Jota was a worthy winner.
"I thought I done quite well to be fair, but he probably deserved to win that last game," Alexander-Arnold said on the stream.
"I'm happy to get to the final, but obviously not to win it.
"But he did well."
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Only a few months after Jota emerged victorious, he and Alexander-Arnold became teammates following his £45 million switch to Liverpool.
The former Atletico Madrid and Porto man has been a revelation since his move to Anfield, scoring seven goals in his first 10 appearances.
He's scored winning goals against Sheffield United and Arsenal, notched the club's 10,000th goal against FC Midtjylland and bagged his first Champions League hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of Atalanta in Italy last night.
Jurgen Klopp was asked about Jota giving him a selection problem and told reporters per Goal: "Good performances never give me a headache!
"Tonight the decision was clear, it made sense first of all to use the good shape Diogo was in, and secondly because of the way Atalanta plays and defends, we should use the skillset of Diogo to help us.
"The world is sometimes a bad place, that in the moment when somebody is shining we immediately speak about another player who played what feels like 500 games in a row. Without Bobby Firmino, we would not be in the Champions League even.
"He will be in the team, and for a lot of people in the world if you ask them 'what makes Liverpool special?' they would say 'the way Bobby Firmino is playing'.
"For us it is important that we have more than 11. Tonight, Diogo played a super, super game but that says nothing about Bobby, and has nothing to do with me causing headaches. I am more than happy that the boys played like they played tonight."
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