Trent Alexander-Arnold is going to be asked about that corner kick he took against Barcelona for the rest of his life, no matter what else he does in the rest of his career.
The quick-thinking brilliance and confidence to take on the responsibility and try something different was great, especially from someone aged just 20.
As he has been explaining, had he got it wrong, then Jurgen Klopp would have been far from impressed with the wasted chance of a set-piece.
As it was, that moment was crucial as the Reds went on to win a sixth European Cup in Madrid.
SIMPLY GENIUS 🤯
Trent Alexander-Arnold spots Barcelona napping and Divock Origi makes no mistake!!!
4-0 Liverpool 😱
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 7, 2019
Alexander-Arnold told the Daily Mail: “We hadn’t practised it. I saw people turning their backs, people not looking at the ball, I saw the keeper trying to give instructions to someone. There was not one Barcelona player looking at the ball.
“I saw Divock Origi in the middle. I saw one red shirt in the middle of the box and I thought, ‘Why not?’. If it hadn’t worked, I would have been shouted at.
“The thought process was half a second but it was worth the risk in my eyes. Div never even got a shout. I just hit it and thought, ‘let’s see what happens’.”
He will be grateful that he took on the risk for the rest of his life. This was probably Anfield’s greatest European night, which really does say something.
Having won the Champions League last season, the main priority now has to be the Premier League, with another three points on offer for Alexander-Arnold and co this afternoon at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.