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WATCH: Trent Alexander-Arnold's First Liverpool Goal Was A Beauty

WATCH: Trent Alexander-Arnold's First Liverpool Goal Was A Beauty

Trent Alexander-Arnold was the hero for Liverpool as they ran out 1-0 winners over Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-off first leg.

The 18-year old youth product is widely regarded as the next big thing at Anfield and the local lad has been handed a chance to impress at the start of the season following an injury to right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Despite his side conceding three in Saturday's draw at Watford, Alexander-Arnold came out with a huge amount of credit. - and he produced more of the same in tonight's trip to Hoffenheim.

Jurgen Klopp's side were under the cosh during the majority of the first half in Germany - with Hoffenheim squandering the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot.

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And Simon Mignolet's save from 12 yards appeared to have inspired his team-mates, especially young debutant Alexander-Arnold.

After Sadio Mane drew the foul from Ermin Bičakčić, the 18-year-old stepped up to take the set-piece.
What happened next was simply spectacular, as Alexander-Arnold did his best impression of Roberto Carlos' legendary free-kick vs France, as the ball curled into the goal:

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Look at that! Inch-perfect precision from the young lad, who was on set-piece duty at the weekend and had the confidence to step up to the mark tonight.

Here's how fans reacted to Alexander-Arnold's beauty of a first goal for Liverpool:


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Reds legend Steven Gerrard, now in charge of the Liverpool academy side, has long tipped Alexander-Arnold as someone who can really break through at the club and he's done his reputation no harm whatsoever with his goal and performance tonight.

James Milner, on as a substitute, would add a second with a deflected strike in the second half before Hoffenheim's Mark Uth pulled one back in what was a fairly decent night's work for Liverpool.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football, Alexander-Arnold, Hoffenheim, Champions League

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