Look at your calendars. Make a note of the date. We have just witnessed one of the most special moments in footballing history.
Against all odds, Liverpool fought back from a 3-0 deficit from the first leg to pick up a stunning 4-0 victory over Barcelona, and the 4-3 aggregate win was enough to fire them through to the Champions League final.
With images of Istanbul still fresh in their memories, it took ?Liverpool just six minutes to open the scoring at Anfield.
?Jordan Henderson weaved his way into the box, but saw his effort turned away by ?Marc-Andre ter Stegen. However, ?Divock Origi was there to tap home the rebound, and fans’ optimism only grew.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, WE MUST PROTECT DIVOCK ORIGI
— Nick Flores (@Nick_florizzo) May 7, 2019
Liverpool were full of energy, with Origi and ?Sadio Mane often causing problems for the resolute ?Barcelona defence. The Blaugrana were just as energetic, and they grew into the game as time went on.
Neither side could add to their tally before the break but, by the way the first half had gone, the second certainly promised to be an exciting one.
Great first half of football. Liverpool still have a chance as long as they don’t concede. Barcelona have had a few chances. Take one and the tie is over imo #LFCFCB
— Fernando Acevedo (@F_Acevedo_) May 7, 2019
Barca please we have to score my nerves are killing me?
— JosueR (@JosueR77167004) May 7, 2019
Liverpool needed another goal, and they got it with 53 minutes on the clock, as ?Georginio Wijnaldum found space in the area to power home.
Fans were barely finished celebrating before the Dutchman netted his second of the evening. His headed effort flew past Ter Stegen, and Liverpool were level on aggregate. It was 3-3. Had they done the impossible again?
Alexander-Arnold, 20 years old. People will tell me it’s bad defending, I’m telling you it’s pure intelligence and vision.
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) May 7, 2019
Liverpool are about to pull an Istanbul ? #LIVBAR
— IG: dinkathegreat (@dinkathegreat) May 7, 2019
messi is angry because he wishes he was gini wijnaldum
— lewis buchan (@lewisbuchan) May 7, 2019
Liverpool pushed and pushed, and they got their fourth. ?Trent Alexander-Arnold showed his intelligence to take a corner quickly, finding Origi stood in acres of space in the area, and the Belgian fired home to complete the impossible.
They did it. They actually did it.
Origi is what suarez aspires to be
— Old sport (@cheek_er) May 7, 2019
Liverpool is literally on something else
— Chris Shanley (@Chris_Sh4nley) May 7, 2019
Even without Salah and Firmino, Liverpool’s press is destructive.
— Kalan Coupar (@KSCMedia) May 7, 2019
I CANNOT BELIEVE BARCELONA CHOKED A 3-0 LEAD TO LIVERPOOL WITHOUT SALAH & FIRMINIO ??????????????????????
— Ivan (@Pitasss_) May 7, 2019
yall this liverpool barca game.. insane.. incredible
— nixo-L (@yeahchangjo) May 7, 2019
I can’t believe what I just saw. What a performance reds.
— jerzi_ck (@ck_viii) May 7, 2019
@LFC unbelievable what a club..??????????
— Osofo Asamoah (@GordonGyamerah) May 7, 2019
Liverpool wasn’t exceptional. Barca had way more chances in the first half and played much better. All the goals came from silly and very much avoidable mistakes. Barca just selfdestroyed themselves. No merit to Liverpool which deserves to be out. Football is so unfair ?????
— Tommy Mila (@tommy90min) May 7, 2019
Jordan Henderson’s lifting the Champions League guys.
— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) May 7, 2019