Friday, September 29, 2023

Trent Alexander-Arnold saved by offside flag but makes same mistake one minute later

Trent Alexander-Arnold was guilty of a howler to gift Bournemouth the lead over Liverpool – just a minute after being spared of embarrassment.

The Reds right-back was robbed of possession on the edge of his box, which led to Antoine Semenyo to fire the Cherries into a shock third-minute lead at Anfield.

GettySemenyo fired Bournemouth into an early lead at Anfield[/caption]

The goal came about after Alexander-Arnold was robbed of possession

Alexander-Arnold’s poor first touch led to him being tackled

Receiving the ball from Virgil van Dijk, the 24-year-old was guilty of a poor first touch, before being dispossessed by Philip Billing.

Dominic Solanke latched onto the loose ball, before Andy Robertson got back to put his foot in.

Semenyo was first to react to the ball, rifling in an attempt into the bottom left corner.

The visitors’ opener came just a minute after they had a goal ruled out for offside, with Alexander-Arnold again at fault.

He failed to deal with a loose ball over the top, which led to Jaidon Anthony putting the ball in the back of the net, only for it to be disallowed.

Speaking on talkSPORT commentary of Semenyo’s strike, Matt Jones said: “Bournemouth have already had the ball in the back of the net once.

“That one has been ruled out, but two defensive errors here seeing Liverpool fail to cut out the pass.

“And Antoine Semenyo has smacked it into the far bottom corner past Alisson.”

Semenyo was gifted an early goal in MerseysideAFP

Thankfully for Alexander-Arnold, Luis Diaz and Mohamed helped turned the game around in the first half.

Diaz equalised in the 28th minute with a delightful volley after being picked out out by Diogo Jota.

It is the Colombian’s second Premier League goal of the season after he broke the deadlock in last week’s 1-1 draw away at Chelsea.

Salah then put the hosts into the lead shortly after as he tapped home the rebound after having his penalty saved by goalkeeper Neto.

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