Former Liverpool playmaker Harry Kewell was full of praise for Trent Alexander-Arnold after he came off the bench to help the Reds see off Monterrey late on yesterday.
The Reds got into the Club World Cup final via a late Roberto Firmino winner and the goal which made it 2-1 was set up by Alexander-Arnold.
On BBC, via Daily Mail, Kewell said: “The pass was world class. He has seen something there with that pass and we all know Trent’s ability to cross a ball. He is obviously seeing things in games and this movement of Firmino – whether he has just seen it – and Firmino knows exactly where it is going to be.
“It is the pace of it that is the difference. It was the perfect timing of the pass to put it in that area.”
TBR’s View – Not many right backs around who can change semi-finals from the bench
Usually, if there’s a change of full back in a tight game, it’s just managers giving their side an extra shot of energy, often when they’re short of genuine attacking changes.
But £40,000-a-week (Spotrac) man Alexander-Arnold is arguably Liverpool’s main creator and is genuinely capable of changing the shape of a match – and he showed that last night.