Liverpool In Champions League Final After Stunning Comeback Against Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho should keep his place against former club Liverpool

Down 3-0 after the first leg of their Champions League semifinal against Barcelona, Liverpool looked down and out, need to win by 4 goals in the second leg.

They got it. Despite playing without injured attackers Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, an early strike from Divock Origi sent Jurgen Klopp's team on its way.

Liverpool made it to the Champions League final for the second year in a row after defeating Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg at Anfield.

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

"Klopp knows Barcelona can't be allowed to dominate the ball, so he might play a 3-5-2 with [Divock] Origi and [Sadio] Mane up front".

Liverpool's celebrations no doubt continued for some time but they will have to quickly refocus with the finale of the Premier League season coming up on Sunday.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer paid tribute to two-goal Divock Origi after Liverpool's stunning victory over Barcelona.

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

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring their third goal with Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Yet with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip outstanding in the centre of defence and Brazilian Fabinho making some crucial interventions in midfield, Liverpool held on for one of their most famous wins. Barca won their last European Cup in 2015 following a 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin. And despite a bagful of goals this year, including 12 in 9 in the Champions League, the blame appears to have fallen at the feet of the man in the number ten shirt.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi looks dejected during his team's loss to Liverpool on Tuesday. Ernesto Valverde must have been furious with his side.

Their defending was horrific from the moment Jordi Alba's misplaced header set up Liverpool's opener and their finishing wasn't much better as chances for a priceless away goal were squandered.

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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