Alan Shearer praised Trent Alexander-Arnold for a “sensational” efficiency within the FA Cup ultimate after Liverpool FC beat Chelsea FC on penalties within the Wembley showpiece on Saturday night.
Liverpool FC began the showpiece on high however the League Cup holders have been unable to transform their early dominance with a objective as Chelsea FC’s last-ditch defending proved ample to maintain the Reds at bay earlier than the break.
Alisson Becker suffered an harm scare when Marcos Alonso clattered the Liverpool FC goalkeeper earlier than Mohamed Salah was pressured off with an obvious downside and was changed by Diogo Jota within the thirty third minute.
Luis Diaz and Jota missed Liverpool FC’s greatest alternatives within the first half, whereas Romelu Lukaku fired over the crossbar with Alisson to beat.
Chelsea FC made a stronger begin to the second half however their greatest alternatives fell to Christian Pulisic, who couldn’t capitalise.
Andy Robertson hit the woodwork within the ultimate 10 minutes with the Chelsea FC objective at his mercy however the Scotland defender’s effort got here off his shin.
For the second successive ultimate, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC needed to be separated by penalties, with Cesar Azpilicueta lacking early on to place the Reds accountable for the shootout.
Nonetheless, Sadio Mane was denied the possibility to be the match-winner by his compatriot Edouard Mendy earlier than Kostas Tsimikas did web the decisive spot-kick after Mason Mount’s miss.
BBC Sport pundit Shearer lavished reward on Alexander-Arnold for a powerful efficiency within the FA Cup ultimate.
“Alisson was man of the match for his saves within the 90 minutes and his penalty save however I additionally assume Trent Alexander-Arnold was sensational,” Shearer advised BBC Sport throughout their protection of the FA Cup ultimate.
“Each defensively and offensively, a few of his passing was outrageous after which for him to go and stick his penalty away as he did…. I believed he was implausible.”
His BBC Sport colleague Gary Lineker went on so as to add that Alexander-Arnold’s show ought to bolster his probabilities of being included in England’s World Cup squad.
“He didn’t do his probabilities with England any hurt and it appears mad we even need to recommend that!” Lineker added.
Liverpool FC will journey to Southampton within the Premier League on Tuesday evening within the hope of preserving their title hopes alive.
Chelsea FC will host Leicester Metropolis at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening with a top-four end nonetheless not secured.