Divock Origi put Liverpool ahead in the Champions League semifinal, helping his squad advance past Barcelona to the final.
Divock Origi sent Liverpool through to the Champions League final Tuesday at Anfield after a shrewd and clever move from one of his youngest teammates. Trent Alexander-Arnold, the 20-year-old right back, served up an assist on a corner kick that caught Barcelona off guard, with Origi's score proving to be the series winner that cemented a comeback from 3-0 down after the first leg.
With the goal, Liverpool took an aggregate lead of 4–3 after a loss in the semifinal first leg last week.
It was Origi's second goal of the match, after giving Liverpool the dream start it was looking for in the seventh minute.
Origi scored on the trick play off the corner kick from Alexander-Arnold, who feigned like he was going to let someone else take it, only to race back to the corner flag and curl in perfect service for the Belgian, who beat Barcelona keeper Marc-André ter Stegen.
Origi's two goals sandwiched two in a two-minute span from Georginio Wijnaldum, who had come on as a halftime substitute for the hobble Andy Robertson.
The Champions League final will be June 1, and Liverpool will face either Ajax or Tottenham, a year after losing to Real Madrid on the same stage.