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Quick Thinking From Awesome Alexander-Arnold Sums Up Sensational Liverpool Showing

Quick Thinking From Awesome Alexander-Arnold Sums Up Sensational Liverpool Showing

From minute one it was calm versus chaos. Orchestrated madness against unbridled mayhem. Liverpool looked lively, Barcelona burdened.

A night deserving of a competition that continues to deliver over and over again. Bright lights, great nights. It doesn't get much bigger than this.

By half-time it was 1-0, come the hour mark it was two. Georginio Wijnaldum's double plunged Barcelona into a world of disarray. The dread was undeniable.

The winner epitomised it all. Rapid yet simultaneously relaxed. Divock Origi, calm in the middle of the box and the storm. He exchanged a glance with Trent Alexander-Arnold and that was all it took.

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A moment of magic that the Champions League demands. For the second year in a row, Barcelona bow out after a collapse.

Speaking before the game, Arnold stressed the opportunity that lay ahead for his side: "If we do overturn the deficit tomorrow, whoever scores, their name will always be remembered."

Just 20-years-old, but an alertness and intelligence beyond his years. He wasn't wrong, he created the chance when it came, Origi took it.

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