Sky Sports named the Reds defender player of the match after he levelled in the second half with a low driven strike from 20 yards past Ederson.
Although the result dropped Liverpool to third place, most observers believed that Jurgen Klopp’s squad had gained a point against the team who could be their title contenders this season.
Alexander-Arnold “shushed” the City fans in celebration of his goal. When questioned why he did it after the game, all he could answer was that it was “funny.”
According to The Sun, the Liverpool defender could face FA sanctions as a result of his admission that he purposely faked the celebration in front of City fans.
If a player is found to be ‘gesturing or acting in a provocative, derisory, or inflammatory fashion’ towards members of the audience, they will be issued a yellow card.
Although it is uncertain whether referee Chris Kavanagh noticed the Liverpool defender rejoice, he did not book him.
The Sun reports that if the FA took action, Alexander-Arnold would most likely be warned about his future behaviour, and that no specific requests for punishment were made after the incident occurred in real time.
The 25-year-old reviewed the game itself in his post-match interview with Sky Sports, adding, “There have been numerous occasions when we have played a lot better against City and lost the game.” To be honest, the fact that you came here and comprehended the idea is a positive consequence for us.
We definitely needed that as a group. It instills in us the belief that, despite our bad performance against the champions, they are still the best side in the league because they recently won a triple crown.