Was this the end of the story? Not at all. However, it felt like a checkpoint along the road.
Two things will be remembered about this Champions League match. First, Liverpool versus Atlético Madrid, March 2020, the final dance before the shutters came down, to put an end to that uneasy, loathed pre-pandemic game. Second, Trent Alexander-Arnold, a local lad who glided around Anfield, rattling off moments of clarity and perfection, utilizing that gloriously expressive right foot to sketch in the corners, the details, and the shape of the game in a crucial first half.
Alexander-Arnold had completed 103 passes, made five tackles and interceptions, and provided assists for both Liverpool goals in a 2-0 win at Anfield. It was a full-throttle, unadulterated Alexander-Arnold performance, a performer simply loving his own range as he went up and down the scales. As a result of the result, Liverpool has qualified from Group B and will not be involved in the competition again until February. Perhaps they’ll progress in other ways as well.
source : guardian sport