Seeing an opportunity to respond, Carvajal pulled a low shot from 20 yards out that went wide right. Then Liverpool countered, with Elliott slipping Robertson into space close to the byline while avoiding a slide from Valverde. Robertson succeeds on a corner that is unsuccessful. Klopp keeps exploding on the sidelines. Richard Hirst addresses Owen Linderholm in the opening line. “I’m a little older than you, but not by much.
I spent my childhood in Surrey, where my father ran the local grocery store, which had plenty of large antique sweet jars but obviously no PEZ dispensers. Perhaps he was defending me!
Firmino rolls a pass down the right flank for Salah, who can’t power his way past Nacho. The Real defender high-fives with his team-mates after snuffing out the attack. The hosts have been superb this evening from front to back.
Salah dribbles into the Real area from the right … but again, there are no red men in the box to find. On the touchline, an empurpled Klopp screams at his troops to keep going. But there’s little left in the tank.
Suddenly Real turn up the gas. Vinicius steams in from the left, waltzes past Alexander-Arnold and Konate, and rolls across towards Benzema, who lashes over from just inside the box. That wasn’t far away at all.