Alex Iwobi: Super Eagles Star ‘Destroys’ Liverpool Duo With Sublime Okocha Like Skills, Video

Alex Iwobi: Super Eagles Star ‘Destroys’ Liverpool Duo With Sublime Okocha Like Skills, Video

Raphael Abiola
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Alex Iwobi was in action in Fulham's Premier League loss to Liverpool
  • The former Everton player started the game alongside Calvin Bassey
  • The Super Eagles star replicated his uncle Austin Okocha in the game

Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi channelled his inner Austin Jay Jay Okocha to dribble past two Liverpool stars in Fulham's loss at Anfield on Sunday.

Iwobi has struggled for form since joining Fulham from Everton in the summer, but has recently found his feet under Marco Silva and has produced a top-notch performance in his last two games.

The former Arsenal star was in the starting lineup for the Cottagers against the Merseyside Reds and was a constant threat for the home team's defenders.

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Alex Iwobi controls the ball whilst under pressure from Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham. Photo: Clive Brunskill.
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Liverpool took the lead in the game through Trent Alexander-Arnold before Harry Wilson levelled things up a few minutes later.

The Reds' summer signing, Alexis Mac Allister, restored the lead in the 38th minute, but a late goal from Kenny Tete in added time ended the first half in a draw.

The game took a little twist when Bobby Decordova-Reid gave the visitors the lead in the 80th minute, but quickfire goals from Wataru Endo and Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool the deserved win, according to Sky Sports.

Iwobi sinks Liverpool stars with his skills

One of the major highlights of the game was the moment brilliance of Nigerian international, Iwobi in the game.

In a viral video on social media, the former Everton star was seen replicating his uncle - Jay Jay - in displacing two Liverpool players very close to the throw-in line with a beautiful skill.

The sublime move from the Nigerian international stirred different reactions from fans on social media.

@Cerebrone said:

"He’s Jay Jay Okocha’s nephew."

@CphGunner said:

"Nephew moving like uncle"

@Csm__1 said:

"I’m sure Iwobi has megged 70% of players in the league"

@AdeTeeTee said:

"Abi shebi na pitch quality no allow make E do this one against Lesotho and Zimbabwe... Ok"

@Amarachi_Phil said:

"Why will you allow Iwobi to do this to you"

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Iwobi, Bassey filmed vibing to Asake’s song

Sports Brief also previously reported on Iwobi and Calvin Bassey vibing to Lonely at the Top by Ahmed Ololade, known professionally as Asake.

The track, taken off the album Work of Art, was released earlier this year, with the song being a 'hit of the moment' in Nigeria and around the world.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.