Last Updated: 03/12/18 11:19pmTrent Alexander-Arnold says Liverpool are making a good habit of scoring late goals this season
Trent Alexander-Arnold believes Liverpool have shown they can go toe to toe with Manchester City and says their last-gasp winner over Everton gives them added momentum heading into a busy month.
Divock Origi's goal in the sixth minute of added time ensured Jurgen Klopp's side remain two points behind the defending Premier League champions and current leaders.
That was the start of a run of 10 matches in five weeks with a packed festive schedule ahead.
"It's important for us to stay in the game. Keeping a clean sheet gives us the foundation to go and do these things," said Alexander-Arnold.Divock Origi's 96th-minute winner extended Liverpool's unbeaten run in Merseyside derbies to 16 games
"I think we've shown with PSG at home and then Chelsea away and now Everton - three times this season - that something that we're doing is staying in games and then producing in the last minutes."
Victory made it a new record of 16 Merseyside derbies unbeaten, with Everton having failed to win at Anfield since 1999.
The late winner sparked wild celebrations at Anfield, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who ran on to the pitch when his side scored, has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.2:59 Highlights from Liverpool's 1-0 win over Everton in the Premier League. Highlights from Liverpool's 1-0 win over Everton in the Premier League.
Alexander-Arnold added: "It's something you dream of. It's very special to play in the Merseyside derby and especially win.
"Emotions get the best of you, especially in games like this. Everybody probably thought we'd settled for the draw but we've shown this season that we dig deep many a time and come up with the goods late on.
"It's one that all the players will remember for a long time and hopefully the fans will as well because we've dominated the fixture for so long and we've extended it."
The 20-year-old academy graduate has enjoyed a good last few weeks personally, scoring his maiden England goal and then following that with a brilliant free-kick in the win at Watford.Alexander-Arnold scored his first England goal in the 3-0 victory against the USA at Wembley
"It's hard to believe that some of these things are coming true but it's something you've worked towards for 15 years," he said.
"You look forward to these moments and hope that one day you'll be able to play in fixtures like this and do the things that I've done.
"It's a credit to everyone that's helped me along the way. Without them it wouldn't have been possible."Play Super 6
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The Reds failed to hit top gear in a pulsating Merseyside derby on Sunday, but one unforgettable moment proved priceless.
Origi’s header in the dying seconds, after Jordan Pickford could only fumble the ball onto the crossbar, led to incredible scenes inside Anfield.
It was the 31st time Liverpool have scored a stoppage-time goal in the Premier League era – more than any other team.
Having scrolled back through the annals of the last 26 years, here’s what we think are the top 10 from those dramatic winners.10. Dirk Kuyt vs. Everton (2007/08) – 90+1
Has there ever been a better big game player than Dirk Kuyt? Even Steven Gerrard finds it hard to compete in that area.
Our first of four Everton entries on this list sees us rewind 11 years to a breathless end to the derby at Goodison Park.
With the scores level and the Blues down to nine men, Kuyt squeezed a penalty through the gloves of Tim Howard, clinching three of the most glorious points imaginable.
It was made even sweeter by the fact that Kuyt shouldn’t even have been on the pitch, following a dreadful tackle on Phil Neville.9. Vladimir Smicer vs. Chelsea (2001/02) – 90+2
This is one of the great forgotten goals in Liverpool’s history.
Gerard Houllier’s Reds were bang in the title race back in March 2002, but a home draw with Chelsea looked like it would damage their hopes badly.
An Emile Heskey cross was met by a sublime volley by Vladimir Smicer in the dying moments, however, sending Anfield delirious.
It took Liverpool to the top of the table, and while Arsenal ended up being too strong that year, it felt huge at the time.8. Dirk Kuyt vs. Man City (2008/09) – 90+2
Kuyt was again in typically heroic form during the 2008/09 season – a campaign that so nearly brought title glory.
Having trailed 2-0 away to Man City at half-time, a Fernando Torres-inspired comeback saw the Reds level the scores in the second-half.
With time almost up, Kuyt arrived in the right place at the right time, firing home before celebrating with the away fans.
It summed up the team spirit that existed in that 08/09 team.7. Adam Lallana vs. Norwich (2015/16) – 90+5
This was the first time we officially saw the wild side of Jurgen Klopp, in what was a crazy game at Carrow Road.
Liverpool led 1-0, trailed 3-1 and then found themselves 4-3 ahead, only for Sebastien Bassong to rifle a late strike past Simon Mignolet.
With time almost up, Adam Lallana hit a shot into the ground and into the net, sealing a stunning 5-4 victory.
The celebrations that took place were even better, with Klopp losing his glasses in the melee and showing precisely why he is the perfect man for the Reds.
He just ‘gets’ it.6. Sadio Mane vs. Everton (2016/17) – 90+4
Last-gasp winners against Everton are starting to feel like the norm these days.
Sadio Mane‘s back in 2016 was the perfect early Christmas present for Reds supporters, on one of those frustrating days at the office.
The Blues were about to revel in holding their rivals to a draw – sound familiar? – only for Mane to score the most beautifully ugly goal.
Daniel Sturridge‘s shot came back off the post and the Senegalese was on-hand to tap home, as Liverpool took home the spoils yet again.
Red pyro filled Goodison.5. Steven Gerrard vs. Fulham (2013/14) – 90+1
If there was a night that officially signalled the start of Liverpool’s 2013/14 title charge, it was February 12, 2014.
Before the game, Brendan Rodgers’ side were still not considered genuine challengers, but their 3-2 win at Fulham, and the manner of it, changed everything.
Kolo Toure did his best to blow his team’s chances, with the Ivorian scoring a disastrous own goal earlier in the contest, and it was 2-2 as stoppage time arrived.
Sturridge won a penalty with the final whistle imminent and Gerrard stepped up, buried the spot-kick and ran off swirling his shirt over his head.
Without that goal, the Reds would never have come so close to winning the league that year.4. Yossi Benayoun vs. Fulham (2008/09) – 90+2
If Gerrard’s Craven Cottage winner was special, Yossi Benayoun’s five years earlier was even better.
Liverpool destroyed their opponents back in 2009, but the woodwork became Fulham’s best friend all afternoon and two fatal points looked set to be dropped.
Despair turned to joy with 92 minutes on the clock, as the ball eventually fell to Benayoun and he did the rest from a tight angle.
Ryan Babel was lining up a reckless long-range shot about three seconds before the goal – we should forever be thankful that he thought otherwise and passed to Gerrard.
That ball would still be in the River Thames!3. Stan Collymore vs. Newcastle (1995/96) – 90+2
“Barnes… Rush… Barnes… still John Barnes… COLLYMORE CLOSING INNNNNNNNN!”
Still widely seen as the greatest Premier League match of all time, Liverpool’s 4-3 victory over Newcastle had the perfect finale.
Both teams were slugging it out for the title, along with eventual winners Man United, and the match ebbed and flowed in memorable fashion.
A 3-3 draw seemed like a done deal, only for veteran Reds legends John Barnes and Ian Rush to combine, before Stan Collymore pounced.
It remains one of the most famous Kop end goals of all time.2. Gary McAllister vs. Everton (2000/01) – 90+3
Did anyone really think Gary McAllister’s winner at Goodison would ever be topped in terms of derby day drama?
One of Liverpool’s most significant late goals ever, without it you just wonder how the Reds’ 2000/01 season would have panned out.
McAllister took aim from an outrageous distance, when delivering his free-kick into the box made far more sense, only for the ball to nestle into the bottom corner.
Houllier grinned like a Cheshire cat, the away fans lost the pot and the home faithful did their best to exit Goodison as quickly as possible.
What followed next was Champions League qualification for the first time ever and a legendary cup treble.1. Divock Origi vs. Everton (2018/19) – 90+6
Maybe it is short-termism, maybe we’re still a little too over-excited, but Origi’s effort on Sunday goes straight to number one.
Liverpool were never at their best against one of the strongest Everton sides to come to Anfield in years and the visitors arguably deserved a point.
When Virgil van Dijk‘s disappointing shot looped up in the air all hope seemed lost, only for something quite remarkable to occur.
Pickford’s little arms could only parry the ball onto the bar, allowing Origi to head in from a few yards out.
Anfield has rarely been louder at that moment, and as the Reds continue to search for that invaluable maiden Premier League title, it could be such a big moment come May.
Stay tuned to This Is Anfield tomorrow when we’ll have a quiz on all 31 stoppage-time winners.
Liverpool have been drawn to play away against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup third round.
The Reds will travel to Molineux on Sunday, January 6 or Monday, January 7 – due to being in action against Man City on January 3.
Indeed, domestic cup competitions have not shown the best of Jurgen Klopp‘s team of late.
Last season, the Reds were knocked out on home soil by West Brom in the fourth round, while they also exited at the same stage in 2016/17 and 2015/16.
Indeed, that exit in 16/17 was at the hands of Wolves, with a 2-1 reversal at Anfield something of a shock result against a then-Championship side.
Klopp will face a big decision early in the new year over how best to rotate his side, with the Reds now set to start 2019 with three successive away matches.
In recent seasons, the best impact the Reds have had on the competition was in reaching the semis in 14/15 under Brendan Rodgers.FA Cup third round draw in full
Accrington vs. Ipswich
Aston Villa vs. Swansea
Bolton vs. Walsall/Sunderland
Bournemouth vs. Brighton
Brentford vs. Oxford
Bristol City vs. Huddersfield
Burnley vs. Barnsley
Chelsea vs. Nottm Forest
Crystal Palace vs. Grimsby
Derby vs. Southampton
Everton vs. Lincoln
Fulham vs. Oldham
Gillingham vs. Cardiff
Guiseley/Fleetwood vs. AFC Wimbledon
Man City vs. Rotherham
Man Utd vs. Reading
Middlesbrough vs. Peterborough/Bradford
Millwall vs. Hull
Newcastle vs. Blackburn
Norwich vs. Portsmouth
Preston vs. Doncaster
QPR vs. Leeds
Sheff Utd vs. Barnet
Sheff Wed vs. Luton
Shrewsbury vs. Stoke
Solihull/Blackpool vs. Arsenal
Tranmere/Southport vs. Tottenham
West Brom vs. Wigan
West Ham vs. Birmingham
Woking vs. Watford
Wolves vs. Liverpool
Wrexham/Newport vs. Leicester
Ties to be played January 4-7.
Mohamed Salah has been named the Football Supporters’ Federation’s (FSF) Men’s Player of the Year for 2018.
The Liverpool forward was announced as the winner of a fans’ poll that attracted more than 366,000 votes during a ceremony in London on Monday.
Salah topped a six-man shortlist that also included his teammate Virgil van Dijk, Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, Eden Hazard of Chelsea and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire.
“Thank you for this award, it means so much to me because it was voted for by supporters,” said the Reds' No.11.
“Usually I share any awards with my teammates and all the staff at Liverpool, but on this occasion I would like also to dedicate it to the Liverpool fans for their incredible support. Thank you.”
The Egyptian’s phenomenal form since joining the Reds in the summer of 2017 has led to him receiving a lengthy list of individual accolades, including the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year for 2017-18. He is also the reigning CAF African Player of the Year.
Salah is the third Liverpool player to be named FSF Men’s Player of the Year since its inception in 2013. Luis Suarez was the inaugural winner, while Philippe Coutinho received the prize in 2016.
Liverpool will visit Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup.
Monday evening's draw saw the Reds paired with their fellow Premier League club, with the tie to be played at Molineux.
All third-round matches are scheduled to take place over the weekend of Saturday January 5, 2019.
Full fixture and ticket information will be available in due course on Liverpoolfc.com.
Go behind the scenes of Sunday's unforgettable Merseyside derby victory with the latest edition of 'Inside Anfield'.
Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 thanks to Divock Origi's dramatic 96th-minute winner at the Kop end.
As usual, LFCTV GO's cameras were granted exclusive access around the stadium - including the players' tunnel - to capture special footage before, during and after the match.
Watch 'Inside Anfield' above to get the story of the derby from a different angle.
Mohamed Salah has been named in sixth place in the 2018 Ballon d’Or awards.
Salah is placed behind Luka Modric (1st), Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd), Antoine Griezmann (3rd), Kylian Mbappe (4th) and Lionel Messi (5th).
Former Liverpool player Luis Suarez is in at no.13.
The only Liverpool player to have ever won the award was Michael Owen in 2001, although Kenny Dalglish (2nd in 1983), Steven Gerrard (3rd in 2005) and Fernando Torres (3rd in 2008) have made the top three.
Kevin Keegan twice won the top award in the two seasons after leaving Liverpool for Hamburg in 1977.Full 2018 Ballon d’Or list
1. Luka Modric
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
3. Antoine Griezmann
4. Kylian Mbappe
5. Lionel Messi
6. Mohamed Salah
7. Raphael Varane
8. Eden Hazard
9. Kevin de Bruyne
10. Harry Kane
11. N’Golo Kante
13. Luis Suarez
14. Thibaut Courtois
15. Paul Pogba
16. Sergio Aguero
17=. Gareth Bale
17=. Karim Benzema
19=. Roberto Firmino
19=. Ivan Rakitic
19=. Sergio Ramos
22=. Edinson Cavani
22=. Sadio Mane
25=. Mario Mandzukic
25=. Jan Oblak
28. Diego Godin
29=. Hugo Lloris
Fabinho had never experienced the Merseyside derby before Sunday - but the intensity of the clash between Liverpool and Everton came as no surprise to the Brazilian.
Jürgen Klopp restored Fabinho to the Reds’ midfield for the meeting with the Blues at Anfield and was rewarded with a strong, assured display from his No.3.
That their team’s 1-0 victory was secured deep into stoppage time, courtesy of Divock Origi, means the 232nd instalment of the derby is unlikely to ever be forgotten by Liverpool supporters.
Fabinho, of course, has only lived in the area for a little over five months following his summer transfer from AS Monaco.
However, that was more than enough time for him to become well-versed in the importance of games involving the city rivals.
“It was really special playing in this game, this derby,” the 25-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I knew that this city lived for the derby. I remember talking about it in an interview three months ago and as time went by you could see how much anticipation among the fans there was for this fixture.
“The game was great for us, we played well with a good rhythm and we created a lot of chances. I think for everything we did in the game we deserved the victory, even though the goal came in the most unexpected circumstances.
“It was probably one of the few plays in the game which I didn’t expect a goal to come from, but we’re really happy with the win and the way that we won.
“It was what I expected [in terms of intensity]. Premier League games are generally very tough and intense, but derbies are derbies: you don’t want to lose a single tackle or a 50-50 and everyone wants to be giving 100 per cent.
“It was a really tough game and we could feel our legs tiring in the last 10 minutes, but we wanted to get the victory. It was a tough, difficult game and their team didn’t just defend - they came out and attacked, which I think contributed to a great game. They came to play.
“It was a tough, tiring game, but when you come out victorious, you’re really happy with the reward.”
During his post-match press conference, Klopp described Fabinho’s all-action performance as ‘really good’.
The man himself, though, sees room for improvement.
“I think I played well, like the rest of the team did. Maybe there were a few little things regarding positioning that I could have improved on, but overall I think I had a good game,” he said.
“Me and Gini were did our defensive duties and could contribute to creating play as well. Overall I think it was a good team performance.”
Highlights of Liverpool U18s' 6-5 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday are now available to watch on LFCTV GO.
Bobby Duncan scored four times and also provided the assist for Paul Glatzel to net a last-gasp winner.
It was a great way to bounce back to winning ways for Barry Lewtas' side after the loss to Derby County.
Watch highlights of the match below.
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Liverpool FC was presented with the Disabled People's Choice Award at the Business Disability Forum Disability-Smart Awards 2018 last week.
Held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, the annual ceremony recognises and celebrates businesses that have demonstrated exceptional and innovative practice, helping to transform the lives of disabled people in the workplace and in society.
The Disabled People’s Choice Award is given to an organisation that has been an outstanding employer, has provided the most inclusive and accessible customer experience or has created positive change for disabled people.
Simon Thornton, diversity and inclusion manager at Liverpool FC, said: "We’re delighted to have won this award, most importantly because we’ve been nominated by our fans.
"We want all supporters to enjoy their time at Anfield, and our accessibility team work extremely hard to ensure that we have the measures and facilities in place to make that happen.
"Creating lasting memories through positive, inclusive experiences is something we’re very passionate about - so it’s fantastic to have been recognised in this area."