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Trent Alexander-Arnold explains match-winning Liverpool corner against Barcelona

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Trent Alexander-Arnold insisted he had not worked on the corner that sent Liverpool into the Champions League final.

 

 

The Reds mounted another incredible European comeback as they fought back from 3-0 down against Barcelona .

Divock Origi got one back after just eight minutes before substitute Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in as many minutes to level the scores on aggregate.

Origi then capped the fightback and put his side ahead as he slotted home after a quickly-taken corner from Alexander-Arnold that caught Barcelona off guard.

Asked about the set-piece at full-time, the Liverpool defender told BT Sport: “It was just instinctive.

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

“Divock was switched on and finished it off. It probably came at him a bit fast but he is a top player.

“He scored two goals for us tonight and everyone will remember this moment.”

Michael Owen labelled the corner as “opportunism” as BT presenter Gary Lineker added: “It is crazy to switch off from a set play like that.”

Rio Ferdinand pointed the finger at Barca for their poor defending.

He added: “They went to sleep. That is a schoolboy error. When the ball goes out of play, you set yourself up to defend the corner.

Origi, who filled in for Mohamed Salah, was full of praise for his teammates: “We did so well. We knew it was going to be a special night.

“We wanted to fight for the injured guys. It is hard to describe, it is just special.

“We fought so hard, until the end. It shows our mix of talent and hard work.”

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