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The sneakiest corner-kick you’ll ever see has just put Liverpool in the Champions League final

Trent Alexander-Arnold's quick thinking gave the Reds their all-important winning goal

Well, I say.

Liverpool have reached the Champions League final with a quite unbelievable 4-0 win over Barcelona in the semi-final second-leg.

An early rebounded effort for Divock Origi and a brilliant double from super-sub Georginio Wijnaldum put the sides level on aggregate just before the hour-mark, before the Reds struck their fourth from one of the sneakiest corners you’ll ever see.

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On the 78th minute, wonderkid Trent Alexander-Arnold won a corner for his team and looked set to take it quickly – only to then walk away from the ball.

And as Barcelona’s players switched off, he quickly darted back to the ball and hit it low to Origi who was unmarked on the edge of the six-yard box.

With Barca’s defenders napping, the Belgian was able to control the pass and fire past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Take a look at this. 

The Reds’ ability to overturn their three-goal deficit from the first leg was seemingly an impossible job – especially with star-strikers Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmimo on the sidelines through injury – but Xherdan Shaqiri and the heroic Origi were more-than-able stand-ins.

With the Premier League title seemingly out of their hands after Man City’s narrow win over Leicester on Monday night, a chance to secure the Champions League – especially after last season’s disappointment – will perhaps be a satisfactory consolation prize.



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