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Liverpool: Fans look back at John Barnes’ stunner against Arsenal

Liverpool: Fans look back at John Barnes’ stunner against Arsenal - Liverpool

Liverpool fans have been looking back at legend John Barnes’ stunning free-kick against Arsenal during their 2-1 win in 1989, which occurred 30 years to the day on Tuesday.

It was the second meeting in the calendar year and the first time the two teams had met after the Gunners won the title at Anfield just a few months earlier. Kenny Dalglish’s side vowed for revenge as they aimed to take the Championship once more.

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Steve McMahon gave the hosts the lead after seven minutes and Barnes missed a 24th-minute penalty which was saved by Gunners’ goalkeeper John Lukic to keep the score at 1-0.

However, midway through the second half, Barnes would score a stunning free-kick which flew into the top corner to double Liverpool’s advantage.

Alan Smith scored for the visitors with just 10 minutes to play, but it wasn’t enough to get anything from the game.

The Reds would go on to win the Championship that season and the Merseyside club have not won a domestic league since.

Supporters have many stories to tell about the afternoon’s proceedings. One fan said it “felt like revenge” after the heartbreak from Michael Thomas the season before. Another said that he attended with a Hillsborough survivor and that it was his first game back.

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