As far as famous Champions League moments go, there will be few that live as long in the memory for Liverpool fans as Divock Origi’s cheeky goal against Barcelona. Aside from the fact that it helped to cap off one of the greatest European comebacks of all time against a truly imperious side, it was also a stunning piece of innovation. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner was so quickly taken and so cute that by the time Barca realised what was happening, the ball was in the net. The only man in the entire stadium who seemed to be on the same wavelength as the England defender was his Belgian teammate, but there was one other piece of understated quick-thinking that helped that bring the genius to life. The ball boy closest to Alexander-Arnold was the one who got the ball to him with superb rapidity, and without his bright spark, the goal might never have happened in the first place. And it turns out that the youngster is just as handy on a pitch as he is alongside it. As reported by journalist David Lynch, Oakey Cannonier, the lad behind the corner behind the goal behind the greatest comeback of last season, is part of the Reds’ academy set up, and he notched his first goal for the U18s on Wednesday as they beat Burton Albion 4-0. Maybe one day it will be him benefiting from the quick thinking of the Kop’s ball boys.
Nice story from the #LFC academy today. Oakley Cannonier, the ball boy whose quick thinking allowed Alexander-Arnold to tee up Origi for the fourth against Barcelona, scored his first goal for the U18s as they beat Burton Albion 4-0 in a friendly.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) July 10, 2019
Live 4 Liverpool have gathered some of the best tweets below:
Perhaps a joint statue with him and Divock?
— LFCZA ???????? ????????????? (@LFCZA) July 10, 2019
Already a legend
— si señor (@LiverpoolPrime7) July 10, 2019
Build him a statue too
— shaun quack (@shaunquack) July 10, 2019
Give him a contract!! Won us the Barca game and his first goal
— Michael (@Mickle0002) July 10, 2019
that kid gets a comtract for life
— chippahfan (@chippahfan) July 10, 2019
Gerrard -> TAA -> Cannonier -> … pic.twitter.com/dzwhRxdlsY
— Christian Stilp (@christianstilp) July 10, 2019
One Oakley Cannonier… theres only one Oakley Cannonier.
— Redrazor (@lunt_r) July 10, 2019