Thiago Alcantara proved he’s the best passer in English football with a delightful ball in Liverpool‘s 3-2 win over Manchester City.
The Reds were 3-0 up in the first half and despite Jack Grealish getting one back a few minutes after the break, it was a relatively comfortable afternoon.
A few players busted out the party tricks and one of the was Thiago, who produced something that should not be possible.
Under pressure from Riyad Mahrez, Thiago brought the ball down with his chest before spotting Mohamed Salah darting down the byline.
The Spain international whipped out a stunning trivela pass which landed right at the feet of Salah.
Thiago was one of the best players on the pitch in a commanding Liverpool performance and fans were in awe at full-time.
One tweeted: “He was at this all day. Unbelievable balance and control.”
Another commented: “Wembley was made for players with this kind of talent.”
While a third said: “This man’s pass / shots defy the laws of physics.”
Thiago arrived on Merseyside in 2020 after a successful spell with Bayern Munich, but injuries hampered his debut season.
City made a number of changes after Wednesday’s chaotic Champions League quarter-final second leg tie with Atletico Madrid.
One of those saw Zack Steffen replace Ederson in net and he was the culprit for Liverpool’s second.
USA international Steffen started three of City’s previous four FA Cup games and manager Pep Guardiola refused to lay the blame at his door post-match.
Guardiola told The Guardian: “I have not spoken to Zack. It was an accident but we need him to try because that’s how we play our football. It was an accident, it happens.
“Edi [Ederson] was close in the last game as well. We need that to create our football we use our keeper to move our opponents into different situations. I’m pretty sure Zack did not want to do it.
“Sometimes the strikers miss in front of the keeper, other times the keeper makes a mistake. It was a decision [to play him] from days ago.
“It is unfair when you play cups and you do not play them. He deserves to play and after that he had a good game. He made good saves and is an exceptional keeper.”