Trent Alexander-Arnold's Pass For Liverpool's Controversial Penalty Was Ridiculous
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Trent Alexander-Arnold once again showed his incredible passing prowess as he found Diogo Jota for Liverpool's controversial penalty against Crystal Palace.
Alexander-Arnold is not exactly the conventional right back, and has become the most creative player in Liverpool's system under Jurgen Klopp.
On Sunday he showed just how good he is, with his latest incredible pass, that led to the incident in which Vicente Guaita was adjudged to have brought down Jota, late in the game, launching it from his own half to find the forward's run.
Penalty decision aside, this pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/2BNdDxONpT— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) January 23, 2022
I know you’re tired of hearing it but this guys unbelievable🤣 pic.twitter.com/5ODLvE5SzW— 𝓜𝓲𝓴𝓮⚡️ (@theW_merchant) January 23, 2022
What a pass by Trent, that was exceptional vision— 🇿🇼Shingy_LDN🇿🇼 (@shingy_ldn) January 23, 2022
Trent’s pass to Jota in the build-up to the penalty decision pic.twitter.com/kMiIFXGwWh— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) January 23, 2022
Don’t think it was a penalty but the Trent pass to Jota was even better than his assist for him vs Arsenal. This guy is producing moments of world class playmaking every single game as a 23 year old right-back. It’s crazy.— Raj Chohan (@rajsinghchohan) January 23, 2022
What got lost in the penalty decision was just how good a pass it was from Trent to Jota.— Positive LFC Tweets (@30YearsRed) January 23, 2022
Unbelievable ability & he does this pretty much EVERY game.
The football gods saw Trent’s pass and couldn’t stand for Jota messing it up— 🇸🇱 🇩🇲 🇱🇨 (@JamzLndon) January 23, 2022
All the talk of the penalty being controversial has taken away from what an amazing pass it was from Trent to put Jota through.— Biggies Malls 2.0 (@Biggies_MaIIs) January 23, 2022
The decision to give a penalty on the end of Trent's pass, with Jota looking to have run into Guaita, and having no chance to win the ball, caused uproar.
Liverpool had taken an early 2-0 lead in the game, with Virgil van Dijk heading in unmarked from a corner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubling the lead, and looked to be completely dominating.
Palace came back late in the first half and could have had two goals, if it wasn't for a pair of excellent saves from Alisson in the Reds' goal.
Odsonne Edouard did make it 2-1, after just 10 minutes of the second half, and Patrick Vieira's team looked most likely to score again, but Alisson kept making brilliant saves.
Just a minute before the penalty, the Brazilian clawed a lob as it looked certain for a goal, and just second later Alexander-Arnold produced a moment of brilliance and the referee produced a moment of madness and it was all over.