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Alexander-Arnold Reveals What Inspired Him To Take That Crucial Quick Corner Kick Against Barcelona

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Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed that the decision to take a quick corner kick for the Reds’ fourth goal against Barcelona was purely instinctive.

When asked whether the move had been planned, the 20-year-old said he just thought about the pass in the spur of the moment:

“Honestly I think it was just instinctive. 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.”

Origi should definitely be given a lot of credit for being alert in the box as well. The Belgian was not only switched on to the possibility but executed a perfect first time shot into the top left-hand corner.

However, to be able to think up of such an idea in such an intense situation, Alexander-Arnold has to be given most of the plaudits. His quick thinking essentially decided the tie in Liverpool’s favour as they sealed an incredible 4-3 aggregate victory.

It has been a fantastic season for the fullback, having now provided 14 assists in all competitions, with eight of those having come in the last month of the campaign.