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Someone should check Trent Alexander-Arnold's football boots for some sort of tracking device, because his passing ability can't all be human!
It's hardly new information that Alexander-Arnold can pick a pass, the Liverpool full back's ability to so often find one of the team's attacking players is one of the most potent weapons in football right now.
The 23-year-old has been compared to the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Kevin de Bruyne in the past, esteemed company, especially for someone in his position.
On Tuesday night he was at it again, and his inch perfect pass found Luis Diaz in the build up to Liverpool's second goal, as they went 2-0 up against Benfica in the Champions League quarter finals.
However, just a few minutes later he played an even better ball, turning away from his marker and almost instantly playing a through ball over the top of the opposition defence to find Mohamed Salah, unfortunately the forward couldn't finish.
This pass from Trent was crazy. On the turn…a dime to Salah. It deserved a better finish but damn….he’s special pic.twitter.com/y9xtwJwCAE— KG (@kgx2thez) April 6, 2022
Yeah… Trent Alexander-Arnold’s passing is the best in the world.— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) April 5, 2022
That’s a joke ball to Salah
Trent has been outstanding. That bit of skill just there and pass for Salah deserved better.— Caoimhin Hinchion 🇮🇪 (@gumpy77) April 5, 2022
Trent is a cheat code 😂😂😂— tanyaradzwa. (@txnnya) April 5, 2022
Salah ruined what would have been an insane assist
NO NO SALAH YOU DIDNT JUST MESS UP THAT TRENT PASS— ~ (@TheLfcKop) April 5, 2022
Salah should be subbed for costing Trent that beautiful assist.— KB (@KB_LFC) April 5, 2022
It feels a bit harsh that people were piling in on Salah for missing the chance, he still had a bit to do, but the pass was so good that it caused people to get on the Egyptian's back nonetheless.
His pass earlier in the half, which Diaz headed into the path of Sadio Mane to make it 2-0, after Ibrahima Konate had headed the away side in front, caused Jamie Carragher to praise the man whose position he used to play in, but did it very differently.
"Trent Alexander-Arnold, the man I call the pass master," the pundit said on CBS.
"And that's why. Right on the money to Diaz."
His fellow pundit, Micah Richards, was in agreement, answering, "It's a sensational ball. One touch, two touch and then there."
Most assists provided for Liverpool so far this season:— Squawka (@Squawka) April 5, 2022
◎ Trent Alexander-Arnold (16)
◉ Andy Robertson (14)
◎ Mohamed Salah (10)
Those full-backs. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/kP90dYemoo
Having gone into half time with a two goal, the Premier League title chasers were then pegged back just four minutes into the second half.
Konate, having been brilliant up to that point, missed a cross and allowed young Darwin Nunez to slot home and halve the visitors advantage.
It looked like the teams would be heading back for the second leg at Anfield next week with just one goal separating them, before Diaz made it 3-1 with just minutes remaining, before being pelted by a stick thrown from the crowd.
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