'There's been songs written for less': Euphoria as Liverpool fight back to claim UCL final spot
A brace apiece from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum, three of them coming in the second half, saw the rampant Reds thoroughly shellack Lionel Messi and Barcelona to overcome a 3-0 deficit from the first leg in one of the most memorable Champions League ties ever seen at Anfield.
Even with Messi's mercurial talents leading their line, Barcelona couldn't threaten Alisson's goal with any sustained muster as Liverpool outperformed their opposite numbers to a man throughout the 90 minutes, as the Anfield crowd roared their approval with eardrum-shattering intensity.Also on rt.com Liverpool stage comeback for the ages to beat Barcelona and reach Champions League final
Some of the most vitriolic chanting was directed at Anfield old boy Luis Suarez, who came off second best in practically every duel with PFA Player of the Year Virgil Van Dijk. The Uruguayan appeared to be an increasingly forlorn figure as the game progressed.
In the end it was a piece of inspiration from young England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, as he directed a quick corner into Origi's path to slam home his second - and Liverpool's fourth - sending Liverpool fans into a particular brand of ecstasy which hasn't been experienced since the 'Miracle in Istanbul' 14 years ago.
Twitter, of course, wasn't around back then but here is what has made it to the web in the aftermath of their latest European comeback.
Given the quality of opposition, the injuries and the deficit....that is surely Anfield's best European night ever— Gavin Cooney (@gcooney93) May 7, 2019
Should be noted Alexander Arnold patiently played for that corner. And he won the ball back to set up second goal. Some performance! There's been songs written for less.— Michael McCarthy (@McCarthyMick) May 7, 2019
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
This beauty next to me might just be coming back to Anfield...again. pic.twitter.com/a6vpew3jri— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 7, 2019
That’s unbelievable. Truly unbelievable. Trent Alexander-Arnold, a 20 year old, with one of the most heads up assists in football history.Fair play. That’s extraordinary.— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) May 7, 2019
The rest of Liverpool's players in the dressing-room or doing interviews, so Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoys a lap of honour on his own. Quite true. Twenty years old, local lad, absolutely brilliant performance, heading for his second Champions League final, living the dream.— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) May 7, 2019
Fair play to Suarez. He said he wouldn't celebrate at Anfield and he was right.— Dominic Campbell (@dom_campbell) May 7, 2019