Liverpool complete historic comeback to beat Barcelona, advance to UCL final
Down 3-0 after the first leg at the Camp Nou, Liverpool did the unthinkable at Anfield, turning around the tie with four answered goals in one of the greatest comebacks the Champions League has ever seen.
With a three-goal deficit and without two of their famed front three in Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino (both injured), Liverpool got two goals apiece from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum to shock Lionel Messi and Barcelona 4-0 and reach the Champions League final.
- Ogden: Liverpool comeback tops any night Anfield's ever seen
- Hunter: Barca were the 'dopes' in shock loss at Liverpool
- Liverpool ratings: Origi, Fabinho top list of heroes vs. Barca
- Barcelona ratings: Alba 3/10 as his mistakes start collapse
Here's how social media reacted to the latest -- and maybe most improbable -- in a long line of magical European nights at Anfield...
A MIRACLE IN ANFIELD!— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 7, 2019
Down 3-0, Liverpool come back to defeat Barcelona and reach the Champions League Final for the second straight year 😱 pic.twitter.com/Ftx5Xl6f5t
Hard to argue with this quote after watching that performance from Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and the fans at Anfield.
"Here is one thing everyone inside Anfield knows, including our opponents. This Liverpool never stops. This Liverpool never quits. This Liverpool gives everything at all times." ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0ELb61N8Ab— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 7, 2019
Mo Salah believed.
Count investor Lebron James in among those who were captivated by Liverpool's comeback.
BT Sport brings up a good point: Where does this comeback rank among Liverpool's greatest?
2005: Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 7, 2019
2016: Liverpool 4-3 Dortmund
2019: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona
This. Club. Does. Comebacks. pic.twitter.com/y52v9Hh8Tz
ESPN's Katie Nolan seems excited...
unbelievable. unbelievable. UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT.— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) May 7, 2019
Seven percent chance of advancing... tell that to Liverpool!
How unlikely was Liverpool's comeback?— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 7, 2019
- Barcelona was -3000 to reach the final, according to Westgate
- FiveThirtyEight's Soccer Power Index gave Liverpool a 7% chance to advance
- They didn't have their 1st and 3rd-leading scorers from the last 2 years (Salah & Firmino). pic.twitter.com/qHD3IjY1Mm
Some statement from a Jamie Carragher, one of the heroes of that famous 2005 Champions League final comeback in Istanbul who played over 500 times for the Reds.
Even former rival Jose Mourinho could only tip his cap towards Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp while speaking as a pundit for beIn Sports.
Let's check in with some of the heroes from the night and some legends from the past...
WE'RE GOING TO MADRID ❤️❤️— Andrew Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) May 7, 2019
IT'S A MADNESSSSSS!!!!! #YNWA— Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) May 7, 2019
What a special night! We promised each other that we couldn't give up. That we'd fight until the end. We did it together. Thank you, Anfield! We're in the final. And we're gonna keep fighting. YNWA! pic.twitter.com/9mq1GzL1zW— Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) May 7, 2019
Caption included. pic.twitter.com/UFo7LNCTdg— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 7, 2019
COME ON!! 🔥 Words can't describe this feeling! Anfield never stopped believing and neither did we! 🙌🏾 🔴 The road isn't over yet! MADRID HERE WE COME!!! WE. NEVER. GIVE. UP. 👊🏾 🏆 #UCL #LiverpoolFC #YNWA pic.twitter.com/GOq98HuJJY— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) May 7, 2019
Insane!!🙌🏻 WOW 😅 ridiculous atmosphere compare to none!!👌🏻🤝 https://t.co/UlyyG5YFfV— Pepe Reina (@PReina25) May 7, 2019
Liverpool legend Stevie G has at last weighed in on his beloved Reds.
OMG 😮 REDS— Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) May 7, 2019
How about the boss?
WWE Wrestler and noted Liverpool fanatic Sheamus was happy with the result.
James Milner has yet to tweet but @BoringMilner has...
I've just had a glass of Ribena and a cup of tea and it's still not calmed me down.— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) May 7, 2019