Trent Alexander-Arnold’s defense-splitting pass for Luis Diaz in FA Cup final was so outrageous it deserved a goal
Liverpool and Chelsea contested the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Trent Alexander-Arnold started for Liverpool at right-back and it didn’t take him long to show yet again what a superstar he is.
Luis Diaz was terrorising Chelsea to start the game and he was sent clear on goal in the 12th minute after a quite exquisite pass by Alexander-Arnold.
The Liverpool right-back received the ball in his own half.
He looked up and spotted the run of Diaz, before finding his teammate with a delicious defence-splitting ball with the outside of his foot.
The Colombian was through on goal but he could not find a way past Edouard Mendy, who produced a fine save. Watch the moment below…
So close! 👀
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That is just glorious by Alexander-Arnold.
Imagine having the ability to pull off a pass of that quality with the outside of the boot.
It’s a shame that Diaz wasn’t able to find the net. The Liverpool defender’s pass really did deserve a goal.
His pass went down well on social media and you can view some reaction below…
There were chances aplenty in an entertaining first half but neither side could find an opener.
Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku all had big chances for Chelsea, while Diogo Jota and Diaz went close for Liverpool.
The Reds were dealt an injury blow as Mohamed Salah’s bad luck in finals continued.
Salah went down through injury just after the half-hour mark and had to be replaced by Jota.