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Calls mount for incoming Arsenal star to be afforded World Cup spot after Zack Steffen's blunder vs Liverpool


 

The nightmare moment endured by Manchester City star Zack Steffen during the club's meeting with Liverpool on Saturday has since culminated in quite the reaction on the part of fans of the United States national team.

City, of course, are currently locked in action at Wembley.

After playing out a 2-2 Premier League stalemate with the Reds less than a week ago, Pep Guardiola's troops faced off with their Liverpool counterparts once more, on this occasion in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

As things stand in the English capital this afternoon, however, the Sky Blues look well on their way to an altogether more disappointing result.

This comes with Liverpool in possession of a 2-0 advantage, owing to strikes on the part of Ibrahima Konate and Sadio Mane.

And it is the Citizens' 2nd of the clash which, as alluded to above, has since resulted in the name of City back-up shot-stopper Zack Steffen taking its place centre stage in the headlines.

Unfortunately for the 27-year-old, however, this has come for all the wrong reasons.

After receiving the ball in his own goalmouth, Steffen proceeded to dally in possession, allowing the arriving Sadio Mane to easily cut out his attempted clearance, doubling City's advantage in the process:

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One fanbase, meanwhile, to have taken particular notice of Steffen's moment to forget comes in the form of supporters of the United States national team.

This comes with Man City's no.2, at present, the first-choice for his country.

Calls have therefore begun to mount for USA boss Gregg Berhalter to demote Steffen to backup duties, to make way for Matt Turner, of course primed to link up with another of the Premier League's giants in Arsenal this coming summer:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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