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.