ePL Invitational

Liverpool storm into ePL Invitational quarter-finals

22 Apr 2020

Reds defender Trent Alexander-Arnold beats Man Utd's tournament representative 5-1 to qualify for last eight

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Trent Alexander-Arnold booked Liverpool's place in the quarter-finals of the ePL Invitational with a 5-1 win over arch-rivals Manchester United.

Alexander-Arnold swept aside musician and Man Utd representative Tom Grennan with braces from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane and a goal from Georginio Wijnaldum.

He was denied a clean sheet as Grennan found the net with Anthony Martial in the final minute. But Alexander-Arnold says he was still indebted to his team-mate, Alisson.

"First half he had more chances than me but the goalkeeper saved me, Alisson made big saves!" Alexander-Arnold said. 

Liverpool won 2-0 when the teams last met on the pitch in January and United fan Grennan was gracious in his FIFA 20 defeat.  

"Liverpool deserved the win in real life and they deserved it on FIFA!" Grennan said.

The Liverpool defender will face Christian Atsu in the last eight after the Newcastle United winger beat Tottenham Hotspur's Moussa Sissoko 2-1 in Wednesday's final match. 

Day 2 results

Raheem Sterling (MCI) 5-4 Wilfried Zaha (CRY) | Report and highlights
Tom Grennan (MUN) 1-5 Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)
Reece James (CHE) 0-8 Andre Gomes (EVE) | Report and highlights
Moussa Sissoko (TOT) 1-2 Christian Atsu (NEW) | Report and highlights

See: ePL Invitational Day 2 recap
See: ePL Invitational first-round recap
See: ePL Invitational draw in full

Prize fund to NHS

The prize fund is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.

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