'I will remember this forever': Klopp hails Liverpool after Barça comeback

'I will remember this forever': Klopp hails Liverpool after Barça comeback

'I will remember this forever': Klopp hails Liverpool after Barça comeback

"This place has seen some of the most awesome nights, European nights, of football and it's right up there with them".

He spoke about a year ago when his side threw away a 4-1 lead against Roma in last season's Champions League quarter-finals.

"What they've produced here is breathtaking and you can do nothing but respect the team, the management, and the way this club have conducted themselves, especially on a night like tonight".

Liverpool's chances were hit also by the loss of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Twists, turns and pantomime villains - Liverpool's Champions League semi-final win against Barcelona had it all.

Speaking to Movistar, Busquets said: "They have been better than us". "For me, this club has a big heart and tonight the heart was pounding like insane".

It was always going to be tough for Liverpool after they were handed a 3-0 drubbing by Barcelona.

"Because he left Liverpool, the way he left, he wanted to go and move to Arsenal".

In an instant, he spun round again and whipped in a low cross that Barcelona's players weren't prepared for.

Origi's timing in scoring his first Champions League goals was impeccable, as was Wijnaldum's introduction for injured defender Andy Robertson for the second half.

"I can't say anything else, all I can do is say sorry to our supporters because, after a year ago in Rome, to go out like this after such a good result in the first leg is very tough, there's little else to say". No team had done it in the Champions League era.

"What we have to do is score", said Valverde.

Jurgen Klopp's side recovered from a 3-0 first leg deficit to reach the final with a pulsating 4-0 victory over the Spanish champions yesterday. "We have thought about that a lot and we know that they have an extra edge here in front of their fans", Suarez added. It shows what's possible in football.

Klopp had delivered a stirring speech on the eve of the game, telling his players to "fail in a lovely way" if they were to get eliminated.

"Never give up", read the top worn by Salah as he stepped out onto the pitch minutes before the match began.

Barcelona already appeared rattled, with Suarez living up to his role as the player opposition fans love to hate. Robertson needed treatment and was substituted at halftime.

But then 1-0 became 2-0.

It was mayhem inside Anfield, the scene of so many of these famous fightbacks.

Then came the coup de grace after the cheeky play by Alexander-Arnold.

"The plan was to go to Madrid and get it in there finally", Klopp said. Ajax leads 1-0 from the first leg.

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