Calls mount for Arsenal-bound Turner to replace Steffen as USA no.1

Calls have risen to give the next Arsenal star a place in the World Cup after Zach Stephen's error against Liverpool

The nightmarish moment that Manchester City star Zach Stephen suffered during the club’s meeting with Liverpool on Saturday culminated in a fierce reaction from the United States fans.

City, of course, is currently closed at Wembley.

After a 2-2 draw in the Premier League with the Reds less than a week ago, Pep Guardiola’s forces faced their Liverpool counterparts again, on this occasion in the FA Cup semi-finals.

As things stand in the English capital this afternoon, the Sky Blues look well on their way to a completely disappointing result.

This comes with Liverpool having a 2-0 advantage, due to strikes by Ibrahima Konate and Sadio Mane.

And the Nationals’ second showdown, as noted above, has since led to Zach Steven, City’s reserve goalkeeper, taking center stage in the headlines.

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

Receiving the ball in his own goal, Stephen proceeded to flirt with possession, allowing the arriving Sadio Mane to easily cut off his attempt to clear, doubling City’s advantage in the process:

Turner Stephen

Meanwhile, one fan particularly noted Stephen’s forgotten moment in the form of United States national team supporters.

This comes with No. 2 in Man City, at the moment, the first choice for his country.

So calls are mounting for USA manager Greg Berhalter to demote Stephen to reserve duties, to make way for Matt Turner, of course ready to be linked with one of the Premier League giants at Arsenal next summer:

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