New Liverpool contract offered to the unlikely hero of Barcelona’s downfall

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It was one of those European nights.

When Barcelona arrived at Anfield for the second leg of the 2019 Champions League semi-final, no one gave Liverpool a hope of turning around a 3-0 first leg deficit.

However, on the night the Catalans were completely overwhelmed, Lionel Messi aside, and a famous 4-0 win on the night took the Reds through to the final against Tottenham Hotspur.

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It’s a win that the locals will undoubtedly be talking about in years and decades to come, a real were you there type match.

Once the hosts had got an early first-half goal, there was real belief from the home support, and a quick-fire second-half double from Gini Wijnaldum drew Liverpool level on aggregate.

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Divock Origi scored against Barcelona tanks to the quick actions of ball boy, Oakley Cannonier

There would only be one winner from that point, and so it proved with Divock Origi taking advantage of a superbly taken corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold that caught Barcelona’s defence unaware.

The unsung hero of that particular move was the ball boy who quickly dispatched the ball to Liverpool’s right-back.

Two years later, the ball boy, Oakley Cannonier, has been handed his first professional contract by the Reds, according to the Daily Mirror.

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