What Ter Stegen did in the 95th minute of Napoli draw shows how Liverpool still haunt Barcelona

It’s been about about ten months since that special night at Anfield when Liverpool crushed Barcelona 4-0 to qualify for the Champions League final in Madrid last season.

The task for Jurgen Klopp’s men seemed to be a huge mountain to climb after a 3 goal deficit from the first leg, however, the spirit, passion, work-rate and a moment of genius between Trent Alexander-Arnold & Divock Origi saw the Reds pull off a miracle.

The nature of the loss was the most daunting to take for the Culés.

With the game tied on aggregate, Alexander-Arnold came up with the goods for Liverpool on the 79th minute.

The right-back was on the money with his quickly taken corner as Origi finished off the move to put the Reds through to the final.

A season after, the Origi winner still seems to haunt the minds of the Barcelona defence.

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen must have got a surge of those memories pouring in during Barcelona’s recent Champions League tie as he screamed at Nelson Semedo for switching off while facing a last-minute corner against Napoli, with the right-back immediately making amends.


Knocked out of Europe’s most prestigious club competition for 4 seasons running, one can understand why Barcelona players would be especially careful to avoid another ‘corner taken quickly’ moment.