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Trent: it’s all about the three points

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Trent Alexander-Arnold admitted Liverpool’s late winner over Tottenham Hotspur was a stroke of luck but suggested all that matters was the three points.

Liverpool dominated the first half at Anfield on Sunday and were duly rewarded with an inch-perfect header from Roberto Firmino.

A resurgent Spurs seized the initiative in the second 45 minutes as they dominated the game and it all finally paid-off when Lucas Moura finished from a close range 20 minutes from full-time.

The anxiety was palpable all over Anfield when it looked like the game was heading for another stalemate until Alexander-Arnold’s deep cross was headed at goal by Mohamed Salah, which was nudged in by Toby Alderweireld.

“Relief, more than anything,” the right-back told Liverpoolfc.com of his emotions when the ball drifted over the line to prompt pandemonium on the Kop.

“Obviously they had a massive chance near the end of the game, just before we scored, and Virgil [van Dijk] showed why he is probably one of the best defenders in the world with his decision-making, the way he closed the angle down and put pressure on their player at the end.

“We went up the other end and it was very fortunate, but a goal is a goal and a win is the most important thing we wanted – and that’s what we got.”

The Reds are back in action on Friday night when they face the Saints at the St Mary Stadium before welcoming FC Porto in the Champions League.