The most famous corner in football history: Trent Alexander-Arnold reflects on THAT clever corner vs Barcelona in the 2019 Champions League semi-final

Trent Alexander-Arnold poses in a retro Liverpool Adidas shirt from 1994 for the cover of FourFourTwo magazine
Trent Alexander-Arnold poses in a retro Liverpool for the cover of the current issue of FourFourTwo magazine (Image credit: Future)

There was something strangely familiar about the opening goal in yesterday's heavyweight clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

A perfectly executed corner routine gave Pep Guardiola's side the lead midway through the first half. Kevin De Bruyne swung the ball in low to the near post, Nathan Ake cleverly blocked off Alexis Mac Allister and John Stones pounced to score.

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Matthew Ketchell
Deputy Editor

A former goalkeeper, Ketch joined FourFourTwo as Deputy Editor in 2022 having worked across ChronicleLive, LeedsLive, Hull Daily Mail, YorkshireLive, Teesside Gazette and the Huddersfield Examiner as a Northern Football Editor. Prior to that he was the Senior Writer at BBC Match of the Day magazine. He has interviewed the likes of Harry Kane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate and attended two World Cup finals and a Champions League final. He has been a Newcastle United season ticket holder since 2000 and has an expensive passion for collecting classic football shirts.

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