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.”
SIMPLY GENIUS ?
Trent Alexander-Arnold spots Barcelona napping and Divock Origi makes no mistake!!!
4-0 Liverpool ?
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