Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold blew Jamie Redknapp away with his assist for Diogo Jota in the Carabao Cup, likening him to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
The Reds beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night to seal their place in next month’s final. Jurgen Klopp’s men will face Chelsea at Wembley seeking to win a first EFL Cup since 2011/12. Victory on February 27 will also seal the Reds a record ninth title.
Liverpool currently have the most EFL Cups with Manchester City on eight, with the Citizens winning the last four. They also beat the Reds in the ‘15/16 final for one of six since 2013.
Jota scored both of Liverpool’s goals to beat Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg from assists by Alexander-Arnold. He now has six in six Gunners meetings for the Reds.
Alexander-Arnold blew Redknapp away with his second assist to Jota against Arsenal, with the former Liverpool star likening him to Tamp Bay’s Brady on Sky Sports (20/01, 21:59).
Redknapp likens Liverpool ace Alexander-Arnold to Tamp Bay’s Brady
Redknapp gushed with praise likening Liverpool product Alexander-Arnold for his second Jota assist against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup to Tamp Bay’s NFL star quarterback Brady.
“We love our American football, that’s Tom Brady,” Redknapp exclaimed. “Once he gets that [ball] under his feet, he knows he hits that cut. And he cuts across it beautifully, now his head goes up and can he hit that pass?
“You can see that the run is on. Look at the technique, he just hits a little bit of a cut on it. Look at the fade. There it is, straight on his [Jota’s] chest. It’s perfect, thing of beauty. That is a wonderful football goal and it just shows you the quality [Liverpool have].”
Liverpool star Alexander-Arnold received possession in relative no-man’s land on the half-way line and pinged a perfect 30-yard pass over the Arsenal backline to find Jota, with what Redknapp likens to a Brady pass, who lifted the ball over Aaron Ramsdale to seal the win.
Brady is the most successful quarterback in NFL history with seven Super Bowl rings, most recently winning the 2020/21 season with Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers’ first since ‘02/03.