Shearer picks out calm Arsenal star for praise after Liverpool win

Date published: Thursday 16th July 2020 12:18

Arsenal came from behind to beat the champions 2-1 on Wednesday night.

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Alan Shearer was “really impressed” by the composure Reiss Nelson showed as he scored the winner in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Wednesday.

Nelson was picked out by Lacazette after Alisson gave the ball away; the 20-year-old slotted the ball calmly into the corner.

And Match of the Day pundit Shearer heaped praise on the composure Nelson showed when it mattered most.

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“I was really impressed, there was no panic at all for someone from so young,” Shearer said.

“He won’t have been in that position many times, but he doesn’t panic.

“He takes the touch with the left foot and sticks it away with the right.

“He’s under pressure, he hasn’t really got that much time to think about it, which probably helped him.”



Steve McManaman also hailed the quality of the 20-year-old’s finish as well as ensuring he was in the right onside position before Lacazette crossed.

“What I liked was how he kept himself onside,” he added.

“If you look, he runs backwards to make sure he’s available.

“It’s not the case that the goalie’s made a mistake and I’ll just sit back and watch.

“His first instinct is to get back, get onside and get the pass.

“When it came to him, his first touch was beautiful and he just slotted it into the net. Really nice goal for someone so inexperienced.”


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