LIVERPOOL star Trent Alexander-Arnold produced what some fans dubbed the “miss of the season” against Newcastle this evening.
The full-back, 25, was presented with a golden opportunity to score during the first-half of the match.
Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the penalty spot when he adjudged Luis Diaz to have been hacked down in the box.
Mohamed Salah stepped up to take the spot kick, but his 23rd minute effort was saved by Martin Dubravka.
Alexander-Arnold was quick up to the rebound with the goal at his mercy.
But he somehow shanked his volley harmlessly over the bar.
With Alexander-Arnold’s technique usually so reliable, Gary Neville couldn’t believe his eyes as he botched his strike.
The Sky Sports analyst said: “I don’t know what I’m more surprised by, Salah’s penalty or Trent missing the rebound.”
Fans were also stunned.
One wrote on social media: “Miss of the season from Trent A Arnold.”
While a second commented: “How’s Trent missed the follow up ffs.”
A third fumed: “Trent rebound miss was worse than the pen.”
And another asked: “Wait… how’s Trent missed that?”
Fifteen minutes after his miss, Alexander-Arnold nearly redeemed himself in spectacular fashion.
With the ball seemingly floating harmlessly to him by the byline on the right flank, the England star launched a speculative effort towards goals.
He caught the ball beautifully, with only the crossbar denying him what would have been an absolute beauty.
Liverpool went on to win 4-2, courtesy of goals by Curtis Jones, Cody Gakpo and a Mo Salah double.
The victory saw Jurgen Klopp’s side move three points clear at the top of the Premier League table.