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The Exact Moment Thiago Unravelled Manchester City With A Pass From The Gods At Wembley

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The Exact Moment Thiago Unravelled Manchester City With A Pass From The Gods At Wembley

Thiago Alcantara proved he's the best passer in English football with a delightful ball in Liverpool's 3-2 win over Manchester City.

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Liverpool booked their first FA Cup final appearance in a decade after a dominant performance at Wembley on Saturday.

The Reds were 3-0 up in the first half and despite Jack Grealish getting one back a few minutes after the break, it was a relatively comfortable afternoon.

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A few players busted out the party tricks and one of the was Thiago, who produced something that shouldn't be possible.

Under pressure from Riyad Mahrez, Thiago brought the ball down with his chest before spotting Mohamed Salah darting down the byline.

The Spain international whipped out a stunning trivela pass which landed right at the feet of Salah.

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We could watch it over and over again. He clearly watched Luka Modric's assist in the Champions League against Chelsea and took it personally.

Thiago was one of the best players on the pitch in a commanding Liverpool performance and fans were in awe at full-time.

One tweeted: "He was at this all day. Unbelievable balance and control."

Another commented: "Wembley was made for players with this kind of talent."

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While a third said: "This man's pass/shots defy the laws of physics."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Thiago arrived on Merseyside in 2020 after a successful spell with Bayern Munich, but injuries hampered his debut season.

He's become a vital part of Jurgen Klopp's side this campaign however and they still look on for a historical quadruple.

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City made a number of changes after Wednesday's chaotic Champions League quarter-final second leg tie with Atletico Madrid.

One of those saw Zack Steffen replace Ederson in net and he was the culprit for Liverpool's second.

Steffen miscontrolled a backpass on his own line and allowed Sadio Mane to slide in and make it 2-0.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy
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It was a similar situation Ederson faced when the two sides met last weekend, although he managed to clear his lines after being closed down by Diogo Jota.

USA international Steffen started three of City's previous four FA Cup games and manager Pep Guardiola refused to lay the blame at his door post-match.

Guardiola told The Guardian: "I haven't spoken to Zack. It was an accident but we need him to try because that’s how we play our football. It was an accident, it happens.

"Edi [Ederson] was close in the last game as well. We need that to create our football we use our keeper to move our opponents into different situations. I'm pretty sure Zack didn't want to do it.

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Image Credit: Alamy

"Sometimes the strikers miss in front of the keeper, other times the keeper makes a mistake. It was a decision [to play him] from days ago.

"It is unfair when you play cups and you don't play them. He deserves to play and after that he had a good game. He made good saves and is an exceptional keeper."

Featured Image Credit: BBC Sport

Topics: FA Cup, Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool, Manchester City, England

Daniel Marland
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