A double from "world-class striker" Diogo Jota means Liverpool have a Wembley date with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
Trent Alexander-Arnold heaped praise on 'world-class' Diogo Jota after the Portuguese’s double helped Liverpool beat Arsenal 2-0 in the Carabao Cup.
Following the goalless semi-final first leg at Anfield, Jota put on his firing boots as he scored two goals against Mikel Arteta’s Gunners at the Emirates on Thursday night to set up a final between Liverpool and Chelsea.
And, after the victory, England full-back Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are looking for to their Wembley date against Thomas Tuchel’s Blues.
"Looking forward to it (the final) a lot, good for us to get there and what we expect. We put in good performances on this run, we have had young players but managed to win the games. We performed well tonight and what we deserve.
"We never gave them too many chances and kept them at bay. Diogo Jota's first goal was outstanding and so was the second. He is a world-class player in the best form at the club so far, hopefully, more goals from him. Hopefully, we can win the final."
Asked if he counts his assists, he replied: "Of course. The number is good and the standard I set myself. I want to create and provide for the team, I created two more today, and whoever is on the end to finish it off."
On fans being at Wembley, Trent said: "It is what we want, it was not the same when we left Anfield as an empty stadium (after winning the Premier League). It has been a while to lift a trophy and it is good for us to be in a final. There are still 90 minutes to do that against a top side."
“Klopp: Jota on fire.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also lauded Jota as he expressed his delight at the win over the Gunners. The German said: "The mood in the dressing room is over the moon. Difficult game, a difficult time but the boys were exceptional. In the first half, Arsenal started lively then we calmed it down, played good football, and created plenty. The second half was similar.
"We scored two wonderful goals, Diogo Jota on fire. We were completely convinced when he arrived at the club he would help us massively. Since he is here he has made another step, he has turned into a really world-class striker."
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