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Liverpool

Alexander-Arnold insists his audacious corner was ‘instinctive’

Trent Alexander-Arnold says his audacious corner in Liverpool’s 4-0 win against Barcelona was ‘instinctive’.

Liverpool stunned the footballing world and advanced to a second successive Champions League final with an incredible second leg comeback win against the Spanish champions, overturning a 3-0 deficit to advance 4-3 on aggregate.

Divock Origi and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum both scored twice on a memorable night at Anfield, with Alexander-Arnold’s quick thinking from a set piece allowing Origi to score the tie-clinching fourth.

With the tie levelled at 3-3 on aggregate, the Liverpool full-back took a quick corner kick to catch the Barcelona defence sleeping and allow the unmarked Origi to fire home the winner.

Speaking following the win, the 20-year-old said the idea to take the kick quickly was purely ‘instinctive’.

“Honestly I think it was just instinctive,” Alexander-Arnold told BT Sport.

“It was just one of those moments where you just see the opportunity.

“It probably came at him [Origi] a bit fast, but he’s a top player, scored two goals for us tonight.

“It’s one of them where everyone will remember this moment.”