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“Find The Dope” – Graeme Souness Praises Liverpool’s Smart Fourth Goal

Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness was full of praise for the Reds’ quick thinking for Divock Origi as well as the Anfield ballboy during their 4-0 win over Barcelona last night.

Liverpool produced one of the most remarkable comebacks in Champions League history as they overturned a three-goal deficit to advance to the final in Madrid.

Without two key men in the form of Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah, Liverpool took an early lead thanks to Divock Origi before a Georginio Wijnaldum brace in two second-half minutes levelled the tie and gave Klopp’s side renewed hope.

In the last ten minutes, Liverpool took the lead and it came after some very quick thinking from a corner-kick as they took advantage of Barcelona’s lapse in concentration.

Trent Alexander-Arnold received a quick ball from the Anfield ballboy and fizzed a pass into Origi who was standing unmarked in the box as Barcelona prepared for the corner and the Belgian finished beautifully past Ter Stegen.

Speaking on Virgin Media Sports’ coverage of last night’s incredible game, Souness first praised the awareness of the ballboy whose quick thinking gave Liverpool a distinct advantage.

“Two season tickets to this little fella who throws the ball back on quickly.

“Watch the ball-boy here, he puts it on the spot, watch how quickly, two season tickets for this little fella, two fabulous tickets for the final for that little man.”

Souness then turned his attention to the poor defending from Barcelona and recalled a piece of advice Ronnie Moran would give to his sides during set pieces.

“That’s criminal for a professional footballer. The great Ronnie Moran, he used to say ‘find the dope.’ What he meant by that was if there was a throw-in, a free-kick or a corner-kick, someone will go to sleep. He would say ‘find the dope,’ and there is a team of dopes.”

Author: Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here

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