Liverpool has reached the Champions League final for a second successive year after completing a stunning comeback against Barcelona at Anfield. Before the recent match, Juergen Klopp's side had a mountain to climb after suffering a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their semifinal tie at Camp Nou last week. But they did it.
Divock Origi gave Liverpool the perfect start to build momentum in the return leg by opening the scoring after just seven minutes. He pounced on Jordan Henderson's rebounded shot from close range. Liverpool continues to press for a second goal and they were the dominant side at the match.
The Red's side made a bright start to the second half and they were rewarded in the 54 minutes as Georgio Wijnaldum fired home Trent Alexander Arnold's deflected cross. Georgio Wijnaldum came off the bench to replaced Andy Robertson at half-time after his clash with Luis Suarez and he scored his second goal just two minutes after his first goal.
And Liverpool's superb turn-around was complete with 11 minutes remaining as Trent Alexander Arnold showed an excellent piece of sharp thinking to take a quick corner to catch Barcelona unaware and Divock Origi steered an excellent finish into Barcelona's net. The game ended for 4-0 Liverpool victory.
Liverpool Has An Opportunities To Redeem Their Failure
Last year, Liverpool also reached Champions League final, but sadly they were beaten by Real Madrid in a dramatic match. But this time they have an opportunity to redeem their failure. In the final, Liverpool will face either Tottenham Hotspur or Ajax Amsterdam. Both of them has been really impressive for this season, either in Champions League or domestic league. Whoever would be Liverpool's opponent in the final the match will certainly be tough.
The final result of the semifinal is indeed really joyful for all Liverpool's players. James Milner is one of the players that cannot hold their emotion. He has seen on a joyful tear after Liverpool successfully get a ticket to Champions League final. Juergen Klopp tells Newtown casino, he sees James Milner crying on the pitch after the game and he knows the result means so much to all of them. The Germany manager also stated, the whole game was too much and was overwhelming. He realizes they played against the best team in the world, he knows winning is difficult let alone winning with a clean sheet. But they did it and it's unbelievable.