Liverpool Ball Boy Was The Unsung Hero Of Incredible Comeback Against Barcelona

Trent Alexander-Arnold is quite rightly getting praise for his unbelievable quick-thinking to set up Divock Origi's winner against Barcelona but the Liverpool ball-boy deserves a share of the plaudits.

After winning the corner, the Liverpool right-back was quickly fed a ball - with Origi passing the other ball off the pitch and into the path of 14-year old Oakley Cannonier.

With Barca completely switching off, Alexander-Arnold slowed down and then sped up in a matter of seconds before laying it on a plate for Origi to bag his second and send Anfield into pandamonium.

It's just incredible decision-making from the 20-year old and probably his most impressive out of the 15 assists he has conjured up in all competitions this season.

But immense credit must go to the young man because without him throwing the ball rapidly, Liverpool do not score that fourth goal.

Reds' legend Graeme Souness waxed lyrical about the ball-boy, calling for him to get two tickets for the Champions League final, in addition to ripping into Barca for falling asleep.

"Watch this, we will circle him. It goes out for a corner. They are following the ball... watch the ballboy here. He is already on the spot," Souness said on Virgin Media's post-match coverage, as per Balls.ie.

"He puts it down now. He goes to walk away and he realises there is a few dopes gone to sleep. They have all turned their back on it. That is criminal, criminal for a professional footballer."

In addition to Souness' praise, fans have demanded that the youngster gets all sorts of perks.


Here's hoping the lad gets his just rewards!

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

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