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.
FULL-TIME Liverpool 2-1 Spurs
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 31, 2019
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.”
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 31, 2019
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.