Trent Alexander-Arnold is a Liverpool fan and has seen the Reds – aka ‘the comeback kings’ – pull off some incredible things in football over the years.
The young full-back has banged the drum ahead of Barcelona’s Anfield visit, he sounds confident, and harks that not many teams go to the Nou Camp and dominate.
“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’s quoted as saying by the MailOnline.
“It was a strange one because we’ve obviously not had many of those results recently, we were on a decent win streak. I’m sure Barcelona will come here tomorrow with respect for us.
“The stats from the game really paint a picture, not many teams can go and really dominate at the Nou Camp. It’s one of those where you get punished against the top teams and the top players.”
Trent is spot on here; we never took our chances on the night and you’d have to hope the Reds are more clinical at Anfield on Tuesday night.
It’s expected the 20-year-old will reclaim his spot in the team for the second leg. In Spain, the Reds were lacking in decent crosses on the right hand side – something which Xherdan Shaqiri may also be able to help with.
“I think we’ve obviously had decent results this season where we’ve scored more than three goals,” he continued. “Being at home obviously helps us, we’ve got the fans behind us, and I think there’s still that sense of belief.
“We know it’s going to be really hard, it’s not going to be a walk in the park, but everyone’s just got to be realistic. We’ve got that belief in the changing rooms that anything’s possible. Hopefully we can create another special night.”
“Obviously you’ve got two of our main goalscorers off, but it also presents an opportunity for some of the other lads to come in and make themselves heroes,” he said.
“If we do overturn the deficit, then whoever scores, their names will always be remembered because I’m sure it’ll be one of those really special nights.”
It only took a few moments in Istanbul for Liverpool to turn around a 3-0 deficit so nothing is impossible. Given Mo Salah and Bobby Firmino’s injuries, though, a comeback against Barcelona will surely be up there for the history book.
It’s going to be tougher than a steak at Wetherspoons but never say never!