Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 (4-3 agg) to qualify for the Champions League final for the second year running. #LIVBAR https://t.co/ngYjq5Z0cH
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 7, 2019
Jurgen Klopp said before this game that if Liverpool had to fail, then they should at the very least “fail beautifully”. This was the footballing equivalent of having your cake and eating it: winning beautifully, doggedly, and when nobody gave them a chance.
Few would have thought this possible at full-time in Spain, even fewer when Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled out of the second leg. But Klopp did, and he is quite a persuasive character – as his players proved in, somehow, beating Barcelona 4-0 here. Doing so not only guaranteed them a Champions League final berth, but also a place in Anfield history. They are men behind its greatest ever European night.
Nights like this are why I love this sport, this club, and this manager. My God, what a game.