Trent Alexander-Arnold and Cody Gakpo summed up how every Liverpool player and fan must’ve been feeling in the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s dramatic 2-1 win over Newcastle.
The Reds secured three massive points at St James’ Park, coming from behind to win it in stoppage time despite being a player short for two-thirds of the game, in the process scoring a huge psychological blow over a team who’ll likely be a direct positional rival this season.
Just after the final whistle yesterday, the away side’s players assembled near the centre circle to congratulate one another on a job well done.
The glee from Trent and Gakpo was clear to see, with the two wrapping each other in a joyous embrace not once but twice as the Liverpool squad saluted their travelling fans.
It was a reaction which perfectly encapsulated the joy among those who earned the victory, as well as the supporters at St James’ Park and beyond who revelled in a potentially season-defining result.
— ✩ (@lfc___3) August 28, 2023