Liverpool stun Barça to advance to final

Posted May 09, 2019

The Reds somehow overcame the long odds and pulled off an incredible 4-0 victory to advance to the Champions League final on June 1 in Madrid, Spain against the victor of Tottenham vs. Ajax. Many considered his time at Anfield to be up.

His teammate Sergio Busquets did speak with reporters, saying: "They have been better than us".

"We knew everyone had written us off because of what happened in the first leg".

Last week at the Camp Nou, Liverpool did so much but still lost 0-3 to a Barcelona team, which could have easily made scores 5-0. Klopp's men played like they had nothing to lose and registered what was one of the greatest Champions League victories of all-time. The two remaining semifinalists are set to play in Amsterdam on Wednesday, with Ajax holding a 1-0 aggregate lead in the tie.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said the 4-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday was "unbelievable" and paid tribute to the belief his players had shown to secure the shock 4-3 aggregate win and a place in the Champions League final.

Divock Origi netted his second goal of the game when the Reds caught Barcelona off guard on a corner kick for the game-winner in the 79th minute. The former Liverpool stars, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez, on the other hand, had only one shot each.

Lionel Messi was inconsolable in the dressing room following Barcelona's 4-0 defeat at Liverpool as they will miss out on their first Champions League Final since 2015.

The Reds not only had a mountain to climb on the scoreboard, but were deprived of two of their most potent attacking weapons in Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino due to injury.

The goals from Wijnaldum were shocking to say the least, and gave Liverpool new life.

"The most hurtful thing is to repeat it", said Valverde, who may struggle to hold onto his job despite winning two La Liga titles as Barca boss.

Barca had openings in the first half, but when Messi twice got space around the box he fired wide of the target, and when Jordi Alba burst goalward just before halftime, Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker was out quickly to nullify the danger.