Liverpool In Champions League Final After Stunning Comeback Against Barcelona

08 May, 2019, 11:45 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold

A light blue win looks the most likely, but the panel point out Brighton or Wolves would love to be the team who can say they played a role in deciding where the title goes.

"Unbelievable. I don't think many people gave us a chance", Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said.

Tottenham or Ajax await them in the final in Madrid on 1st June.

With inspirational Egyptian Mohamed Salah and key Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino injured, Klopp had to play Belgian reserve Origi alongside Sadio Mane, with Swiss attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri also given a rare start.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr celebrated Liverpool's memorable Champions League semifinal comeback.

But on Tuesday night, just when Liverpool fans thought they had been through it all, along came another European.

Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on Liverpool "genius" Trent Alexander-Arnold (Pic: GETTY) "Barcelona defend predictable things well".

Enter Georginio Wijnaldum, the unlikeliest of heroes, who proceeded to score two goals in the 54th and 56th minutes to draw Liverpool even in the aggregate score at 3-3. Valverde tried to restore some order as Coutinho, who cost £142 million ($186 million) when moving from Liverpool to Barcelona in January 2018, was replaced for the second time in the tie.

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"When they scored the goal, when they were pressing so high, it was really hard".

It was Alexander-Arnold that delivered the clever corner kick from which Origi swept home their fourth goal.

Origi scored a dramatic late victor in Liverpool's 3-2 Premier League win at Newcastle United on Saturday night, as he headed in an expertly-placed free-kick from fellow substitute Xherdan Shaqiri.

Jürgen Klopp's side summoned scintillating skill and indomitable spirit to leave Lionel Messi, the Barcelona captain, a disbelieving, brooding figure as last week's 3-0 first-leg deficit was overturned.

The Reds are in the Champions League final - again.

In the opening five minutes, Messi went down under a challenge from Fabinho outside Liverpool's box and as Robertson ran past him, he shoved his opponent's head downwards.

But that alone was no excuse for the timid way Barca allowed themselves to be ripped apart by Liverpool in one of the most wretched results in the club's history.

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