It was the result which sent a football club, a city and Twitter into a frenzy.
Liverpool’s barely-believable 4-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history, a feat which delighted die-hard Reds and stunned neutral observers.
Jurgen Klopp dropped the F-bomb as players wept on the pitch, while former greats lost their minds in the stands.
— Ian Rush MBE (@Ian_Rush9) May 8, 2019
To overcome Barca, Liverpool had to keep a close eye on Lionel Messi. One picture summed up how they did just that.
After 🔟 games, 12 goals and 3 assists, Leo Messi's Road to Madrid has come to an end... pic.twitter.com/yFBw5PIPoM
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 7, 2019
Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum started the match among the substitutes, something he later revealed he was far from happy about. When he was introduced for the injured Andy Robertson early in the second half, he responded by scoring two goals and knocking the stuffing out of a baffled Barca team.
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
WE’RE GOING TO MADRID ❤️❤️
— Andrew Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) May 7, 2019
Liverpool’s achievement was made all the more remarkable given they did it without star player Mohamed Salah, who missed the game after suffering a concussion last week.
The Egyptian, it turns out, knew what was going to happen all along.
Meanwhile, spare a thought for the poor person manning Barcelona’s social accounts. This tweet has not aged well...
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 7, 2019
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