The dust has settled on Liverpool’s dramatic comeback against Barcelona.
The Reds looked to have been eliminated from the Champions League after their 3-0 defeat in the first leg, but produced the biggest ever semi-final turnaround to keep their hopes alive.
The same Barcelona team that had looked so impressive at Camp Nou failed to keep their composure on Merseyside and slumped to a humiliating 4-0 defeat.
Divock Origi goals either side of a Georginio Wijnaldum brace were enough for Liverpool to progress, setting up an all-Premier League final against Tottenham.
Regardless of the result in Madrid, Liverpool fans will be talking about the Barcelona comeback for years to come and the match-winning moment was certainly memorable.
ALEXANDER-ARNOLD’S SUPERB CORNER
Sure, the finish from Origi was undoubtedly impressive, but it was the quick thinking from Trent Alexander-Arnold that carved out the opportunity in the first place.
While the Barcelona defence was still setting up and Marc-Andre ter Stegen was busy clapping, the Liverpool full-back fire a quick corner across the penalty area.
That one piece of quick thinking was enough to complete the comeback and send Liverpool through, earning Alexander-Arnold plenty of due praise in the process.
MUMBAI POLICE’S TWEET
Not only that, but his ingenuity seems to have made an impression across the world and the Mumbai Police – yes, that’s right – felt inspired by Liverpool’s winning goal.
Both jokingly and seriously, the police force of India’s largest city tweeted a video of Alexander-Arnold’s corner as part of a campaign about traffic safety.
In other words: falling asleep like Barcelona’s defence – who were swiftly punished – is incredibly dangerous whilst driving.
The caption read: “Be it the road to a final, or way back home – being distracted cost dear even to the mightiest. It can cost you dearly too #SafetyGoals”
Check out the full tweet down below:
If using a unique and culturally relevant clip will help Indian drivers to stay alert on the roads, then their rival tweet can only be a good thing.
Although, it must be said that falling asleep at the wheel can have far more serious consequences than Origi smashing the ball between two posts.
The post has certainly attracted plenty of attention, too – garnering over 6,000 retweets and becoming one of the most popular stories on r/soccer.
Liverpool fans also seemed to be enjoying the nod to Alexander-Arnold in the comments, suggesting that the Mumbai police force were secretly Kopites.
However, it’s testament to the Liverpool man’s quick-thinking that the clip has taken on a wider meaning and no doubt he’ll be looking to recreate his heroics in Madrid.
Although there’s still a chance Jurgen Klopp could finish the season without a trophy, Liverpool could also be just days from catching both City and Tottenham napping.