Liverpool RB TAA will not face any retrospective action from the Football Association despite admitting he deliberately celebrated.
In the 80th minute, the 25-year-old vice captain of Liverpool scored from close range. To negate Erling Haaland‘s 50th Premier League goal for the winners and give the Reds a share of the victory at the Etihad Stadium. He jogged back to continue the game. After celebrating the goal by putting his finger to his lips in front of the home crowd.
After the game, Alexander-Arnold acknowledged that he appreciated the response. From the City supporters, who would subsequently attack him on social media. “It’s always nice to celebrate in front of away fans,” he remarked. The amusement factor of all the faces is great.
No action for Liverpool RB TAA
Although players are often penalised for inciting the ire of the opposing fan base. Referee Chris Kavanagh did not book Alexander-Arnold that day, and as a result, he might not have included it in his report following the game.
A player “must be caution” for “gesturing. Acting in a provocative, derisory or inflammatory way,” according to IFAB Law 12.
With his spectacular late intervention, Alexander-Arnold save the day for Liverpool. Although he has a rough afternoon against Manchester City’s Jeremy Doku, who was playing at his brilliant best. Alexander-Arnold was likewise in prevention by the champs from advancing into midfield.
The beloved Anfield player said, “I think there was potentially a game plan to stop me from getting the ball in midfield, at least that’s what it felt like, especially in the first half.” He has been adjusting to a new hybrid role that allows him to drift in-field this season. “It was about trying to get the ball in different ways, trying to pass the ball wider, getting as much as possible on the ball,” said Bernardo Silva, who was man-marking me a lot. The game was more about getting around the side rather than truly breaking through the middle.