Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (4-3 agg): Champions League semi-final – live reaction!

Guardian News 07 May 2019 09:02
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Divock Origi celebrates scoring the fourth Liverpool goal. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian


Match report: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (Agg: 4-3)

Daniel Taylor was at Anfield to chronicle an astonishing victory for Liverpool as they overturned a three-goal first leg deficit. Here’s his first take on a thrilling contest.



Crikey, what a game of football. Few gave Liverpool a chance of pulling a result like that out of the bag, but they’ve only gone and done it. Divock Origi opened the scoring in the first half, to keep his side’s hopes alive. Having come on at half-time after Andy Robertson fell victim to some trademark Luis Suarez shithousery, Gini Wijnaldum scored two goals in as many minutes to restore parity. Some quick thinking from Trent Alexander-Arnold at a corner allowed Origi to score a Liverpool winner few could have foreseen before kick-off tonight. It was an incredible bit of improvisation from the two players, who caught one of the most experienced teams in world football napping and made them look like chumps.

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