Liverpool hammered Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield last night.
Liverpool are remarkably into the Champions League final after coming from 3-0 down to knock Barcelona out of the competition.
The Reds were hammered in Catalunya last week as Lionel Messi ran riot, and with Liverpool missing both Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah through injury, few were giving them a chance of turning the tie around.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s men produced a stunning display, and took an early lead on the night as Divock Origi tapped home from close range after Jordan Henderson’s shot had been saved.
Georginio Wijnaldum came on at half time for Andrew Robertson, and he didn’t take long to make an impact as he turned home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross, and then headed home a Xherdan Shaqiri cross just moments later to make it 3-3.
Barcelona’s lead had gone, Anfield was rocking, and it seemed like there was only going to be one winner. In Firmino and Salah’s absence, Origi stepped up once again.
Barca switched off from a corner, and Alexander-Arnold quickly whipping the ball in for Origi to beat Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and seal the most remarkable of comebacks, beating Barca 4-0 on the night.
Liverpool head into the Champions League final for the second year in a row, and Alexander-Arnold has been earning huge plaudits for his cheeky corner, catching the Barca defence napping.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker hailed the youngster for an ‘incredible’ piece of play, with Kevin Kilbane adding that it was ‘unreal’, and Cesc Fabregas going even further by stating that it was ‘pure intelligence’ from the right back.
That is unbelievable from @trentaa98. Incredible.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 7, 2019
Alexander-Arnold, 20 years old. People will tell me it’s bad defending, I’m telling you it’s pure intelligence and vision.— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) May 7, 2019
Unreal from TAA— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) May 7, 2019