Alexander-Arnold explains 'instinctive' corner

Trent Alexander Arnold at Liverpool's Champions League press conference. Action Images via Reuters  Carl Recine

When he wasn't punching the air, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp stood in front of The Kop in full voice and just took it all in.

Just when Liverpool fans thought they had seen it all - the so-called "Miracle of Istanbul" in particular, but also those storied comebacks at Anfield against Saint-Etienne, Olympiakos and Borussia Dortmund down the years - along came another European night that just might top them all.

But they could not match the ruthlessness of a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona.

A 3-0 win for Liverpool would force extra time, but if Barcelona score an away goal, Liverpool would need to score five, a prospect made even more daunting by the fact that Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino will miss the game through injury.

The Reds must overturn a 3-0 deficit from the Champions League semi-final first leg when the two teams meet again at Anfield on Tuesday night.

'Obviously we were massively disappointed with the result [in Barcelona] but in terms of the performance I think it was maybe one of the best in the season so far, ' he said at a press conference on Monday.

"This club has a big heart and tonight it was obviously [beating] like insane. It was pounding, you could hear it and feel it all over the world". "Salvador Dali! Your boys took one hell of a stuffing!"

Solskjaer has no doubts De Gea will return to form
In fact, there's an argument to say he shouldn't be the No. 1 'keeper at United for its final two games of the season. United's last two games of the season are against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City.

Euphoria had already engulfed Anfield when Liverpool, leading 3-0 and smothering Barcelona with its intensity, was awarded a corner in the 79th minute.

- Shane Duffy (@shaneduffy) 7 May 2019Alexander-Arnold, 20 years old.

"Incredibly smart", Klopp said, shaking his head.

Shortly after Clement Lenglet's timely touch prevented Jordan Henderson from turning in Xherdan Shaqiri's low cross, the Reds captain drove into the Barcelona box and Marc-Andre ter Stegen could only push a tame shot to the feet of the waiting Origi. No team had done it in the Champions League era. I'm sure Barcelona will come here tomorrow with respect for us.

The club has always had that special bond with the Champions League, said Alexander-Arnold. The last-gasp 3-1 win over Olympiakos, sealed by Steven Gerrard's late long-range goal, in the 2004-05 group stage also lingers long in the memory.

But his two goals in the space of 122 delirious second-half seconds provided those in attendance with memories they will never forget, as one of the unsung heroes of Liverpool's campaign emerged from a form slump to enjoy a deserved moment in the sun.

"If you go out there and ask who bet a penny on us I don't think you would find a lot of people".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GM to Sell Lordstown Plant, Invest $700M in Ohio
May 09, 2019 - 01:25
Workhorse reported that its first quarter sales for this year were at $364,000, down from $560,000 for the quarter in 2018. Toledo Transmission will expand production of the company's all-new 10-speed automatic transmission for trucks and SUVs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan for Canada
May 09, 2019 - 01:11
Bibi was convicted in 2010 under section 295-C of Pakistan's penal code, which punishes blasphemy against Islam's prophet. Bibi may spend the rest of her days looking over her shoulder in fear of an worldwide assassin.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Auto bomb blast targets foreign aid group in Kabul
May 09, 2019 - 00:50
The Taliban said they would continue their attacks during Ramadan, but would be "very careful of civilians during any operation". Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid called the group a US network involved in "harmful Western activities" in Afghanistan .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google renames Assistant home devices, debuts $229 Nest Hub Max
May 08, 2019 - 03:26
Where the Nest Hub Max's hardware differs is in the addition of a camera, a larger 10-inch panel, and beefier speakers. When it comes down to the Google Nest Hub Max vs Google Home Hub , it all depends on what you're looking for.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Venezuela's Opposition-Led Congress to Debate Defense Pact
May 08, 2019 - 03:03
In a new interview with CBS news, US-backed Guaidó weighed in on whether he thinks the United States should intervene militarily .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pixel 3a camera vs 3: Identical hardware
May 08, 2019 - 02:38
Powering the device will reportedly be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, along with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Along with these clever Maps updates, Google has also revealed its next range of hardware which includes the budget Pixel 3a .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Klopp confirms duo out of Barcelona clash
May 08, 2019 - 02:37
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah lies injured after colliding with Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka . I don't want to talk too much, but I have told the players that story.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kim Sei-young Wins 1st LPGA Championship of 2019
May 08, 2019 - 02:37
Kim's victory this weekend allowed Korean golfers to continue their dominance on the LGPA Tour this season. Kim finished with a three-over 75 but won the play-off after bogeys from compatriot Jeongeun Lee and Law.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Biden offers Trump a nickname for starters - clown
May 08, 2019 - 02:15
Biden's surge in support gives him, at least according to the poll, a double-digit lead over his next-closest rival: Sen. She told Bash that times have changed and that her husband has learned his lesson about personal space.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump vows to raise China tariffs, sending markets tumbling
May 08, 2019 - 01:37
Mnuchin and Lighthizer offered no details of China's alleged backsliding, and there was no immediate response from Beijing. China wants them lifted; the USA wants to keep tariffs as leverage to pressure the Chinese to comply with any agreement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Charles Barkley Sticks Fork In Celtics With Bold Prediction Before Game 4
May 07, 2019 - 02:22
He was initially expected to miss four to six weeks, encompassing the first two rounds of any Celtics' playoff run. He shot 42.2 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump to hike tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods
May 07, 2019 - 01:46
It has since imposed 10 per cent tariffs on $US200 billion in Chinese imports and 25 per cent tariffs on another $US50 billion. Brent for July settlement climbed 39 cents to $71.24 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mueller 'should not testify' before Congress
May 07, 2019 - 01:46
Democrats hope Mr Mueller's testimony may offer insights into parts of the report now shrouded by redactions. Barr testified on Capitol Hill last week before the more Republican-friendly Senate judiciary committee.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel strikes 320 sites in blockaded Gaza Strip
May 07, 2019 - 01:17
It retaliated by launching air strikes against a building in the Gaza strip that it claimed housed Hamas cyber operatives. At least 23 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and a 14-month-old baby girl, have been killed since Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Buffett’s Berkshire turns $21bn profit - but Kraft Heinz numbers missing
May 06, 2019 - 02:07
However, he added: "It doesn't destroy my appetite in the least for making a very large acquisition in the United Kingdom ". But he said taking on Kraft had proved costly, adding: "You can turn any investment into a bad deal by paying too much".