Alan Shearer paid tribute to Ibrahima Konate’s opening goal for Liverpool this afternoon.
Liverpool advanced to the FA Cup final with a 3-2 win over Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.
Konate opened the scoring after just nine minutes, heading past City goalkeeper Zack Steffen, passing over Nathan Ake in the process.
It’s the French defender’s third goal in as many games after he scored some towering header goals in both games in the Reds’ Champions League quarter-final win over Benfica this month.
Steffen is the Sky Blues’ second-choice goalkeeper while Pep Guardiola rested Ederson against Liverpool today.
And Shearer believes that as strongly as the £36million centre-back linked to Andy Robertson’s cross, the Brazilian stopper would have saved her.
He said BBC Sport: “Anyone who stands in his way will be knocked out. There he stands above Ake. I think the goalkeeper should do better there. There’s no trail that beats Ederson. Under no circumstance.”
Well, let’s just say there were a number of question marks with the American goalkeeper today.
Liverpool’s second goal, when Sadio Manes’ tackle went into the net after Steffen had taken too long, will go down as one of the most absurd goals in FA Cup semi-final history.
So if Shearer is wondering if he could have prevented the first, it’s definitely worth another look given the Reds’ second goal and honestly the Newcastle United icon might be right.
There was power in the header but not much direction and a steady hand perhaps endured it.
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