Liverpool Mount One of The Greatest Comebacks To Make The Champions League Final

Liverpool achieved what some thought was impossible, and progressed to the Champions League final after beating Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield, despite being 3-0 down on aggregate.

Anfield
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The Spaniards took a seemingly comfortable 3-0 lead to Merseyside, thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

But an early opener from Belgian striker Divock Origi gave the Reds an early lead on the night.

Liverpool were forced into a half-time substitution, as Scottish full-back Andrew Robertson sustained an injury, Gini Wijnaldum took his place and it didn’t take long for him to make an impact, as he found the net twice in quick succession.

The comeback was completed in the 79th minute, as a clever corner routine from Trent Alexander-Arnold caught the Barca defenders off-guard and Origi was on hand to find his second of the game.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Klopp was in disbelief, saying “the whole game, the whole performance was too much. It was overwhelming. I watched in my life so many football games but I can’t remember many like this.

Jurgen Klopp- Liverpool Manager
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“Winning is already difficult but winning with a clean sheet – I don’t know how the boys did it. I saw James Milner crying after the game on the pitch, it means so much to all of us.

 “There are more important things in the world but creating this kind of atmosphere is so special.”
Liverpool will face Wolves on the final day of the Premier League, before facing either Ajax FC (Netherlands) or Spurs (England) in the Champions League final, which will take place on June 1st at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.
Artefact: Some of This Season’s Best Comebacks:
  • Juventus (vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League)- From 2-0 down in the first leg, to 3-2 winners
  • Manchester United (vs PSG, Champions League)- From 2-0 down in the first leg, to winning the tie 3-3, on away goals
  • Belgium (vs Japan, World Cup)- From 2-0 down, to 3-2 winners
  • Ajax (vs Real Madrid, Champions League)- From 2-1 down in the first leg, to 5-3 winners
  • Napoli (vs AC Milan, Serie A)- From 2-0 down, to 3-2 winners
  • Turkey (vs Sweden, Nations League)- From 2-0 down to 3-2 winners
  • Bayer Leverkusen (vs Ludogorets, Champions League)- From 2-0 down to 3-2 winners
  • Arsenal (vs Rennes, Europa League)- From 3-1 down in the first leg, to 4-3 winners
  • Switzerland (vs Belgium, Nations League)- From 2-0 down, to 5-2 winners
  • Porto (vs Roma, Champions League)- From 2-1 down in the first leg, to 4-3 winners
  • Nimes (vs Angers, Ligue 1)- From 3-1 down, to 4-3 winners