Anfield turned to a pure footballing heaven as Liverpool pummelled Barcelona 4-0 to overturn their Champions league tie [4-3 aggr.] and book a place to the Final at Wanda Metropolitan stadium.
Following a 3-0 first leg loss at the Camp Nou, Liverpool welcomed Barcelona to the Anfield with the hope that the fight isn’t over until it’s truly over.
However, the Merseyside team were marred with injuries to top stars — Mohammed Salah and Roberto Femino leading to the game.
They were however not going to let that deter them from putting up a worthy fight as they popped Barcelona’s net barely seven minutes into the game.
Jordan Henderson’s shot was parried by Ter Stegen, and Origi did well to pounce on the rebound to give the reds hope of a comeback.
Barcelona had series of chances to equalize and most probably put the game to bed, but Alisson Becker was on top of his game to deny them as the first half ended 1-0.
Liverpool came out with even greater ginger for the seccond 45 minutes than they did in the first half and believe you me, the gods of football rewarded them with two quickfire goals. Much to the disbelieve of all Barca players and fans in the stadium.
• Jurgen Klopp had taken off Robertson at half time due to the knock he sustained early for Wijnaldum.
The Dutch midfielder came on and fired Liverpool to a two goal lead in the 54th minute.
• Just after Barcelona restarted the game, Xherdan Shaqiri sent in a cross which Wijnaldum headed superbly for his second of the night.
The unthinkable had happened, Liverpool have successfully cancelled out the three goals they conceded in Camp Nou without Roberto Firmino and Salah.
In the 79th minute, Divock Origi shook not just Anfield, but Europe and the World at large as he doubled his tally for the night and put Liverpool in front (on aggregate) for the first time in the tie.
Alexander Arnold had caught Barca players napping with his intelligent and quick corner kick to a free Origi. The belgian latched on to it for 4-0.