Liverpool FC stun FC Barcelona at Anfield

Liverpool FC celebrate their historic 4-0 win to seal a miracle comback from a 3-0 loss at Camp Nou. The Liverpool FC players stand in unity and sign the famous 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at the Kop end.

A night to never forget for Liverpool FC

It has been over two years since the historic night in the Champions league semi-final which saw Liverpool FC run riot against Barcelona at Anfield. European nights are always special, especially at Anfield but there was something in the air that night.

Was it the underdog statement that sparked something inside those Liverpool players? Who knows? All that matters is Liverpool were out to make a statement, and they did with a triumphant 4-0 victory.

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The fighting spirit

Many football fans had ruled Liverpool out of the tie, following their 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou, following Messi’s brilliance. Furthemore, Liverpool were without two of their famous front 3; Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino, plus Naby Keita. Therefore the odds just weren’t stacking in Liverpool’s favour.

Liverpool FC winger Mohammed Salah wore a 'Never Give Up' T-shirt as he watched on.

As expected fans arrived early, ready to welcome to team bus with great numbers. They used their voice and passion to get the players riled up. Liverpool already knew the score, they knew they had a challenge but they were up for it. Meanwhile, Mohammed Salah was in attendance to watch the game, wearing a t-shirt which said ‘Never Give Up’. Because of this, it showed their character and spirit within the dressing room. Consequently, they knew they could cause an upset, and where better to do it than Anfield.

A recap of the first half

With the atmosphere booming and the voice of the anfield crowd singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as the players make their way onto the pitch, shivers were sent down the spine of many.

It took only 7 minutes for Divock Origi, the man who filled in for Bobby Firmino, to get on the scoresheet after Ter Stegen’s save from Henderson’s shot which electrified the crowd. Liverpool had some great spells in the first half. Certainly, it looked like they could score again at any minute. It had then reached half time, remaining 1-0 to the reds.

A recap of the second half

Gini Wijnaldum celebrates scoring 2 goals in quick succssion to level the tie at 3-3 on aggregate. Liverpool FC were right back in it.

In the second half, Gini Wijnaldum came on to replace Andy Robertson who had picked up a knock, but this was a blessing in disguise. Subsequently, within 10 minutes of the second half resuming, Gini smashed the ball past the Ter Stegen to start what would be a quickfire brace. Two minutes later, Shaqiri whipped in a cross for Wijnaldum to head thunderously into the top corner… 3-3 on aggregate, GAME ON!

Corner taken quickly, Origi! The most memorable moment of the night for Liverpool FC, as Trent Alexander-Arnold's quick thinking results in a quick corner that Origi slots away to mke it 4-0.

I think everybody knows what happened next, but lets relive that moment. As the final 10 minutes were approaching, Liverpool got a corner. From some quick thinking from the ballboy to get the ball to Trent Alexander Arnold, to the quick thinking of Trent, what happened next went down in history. As the phrase goes, corner taken quickly… ORIGI!!! Barcelona were caught sleeping and Trent whipped the ball into the box, for Origi to latch onto, to put the home side 4-3 up on aggregate.

Liverpool managed to see out the victory which allowed them to progress into the Champions League final for the second consecutive year, which they went on to win against Tottenham Hotspur, 2-0.

An unforgettable night was created that night, and will go down in history as one of the greatest comebacks of all time. We live for these moments.

Liverpool FC wni 4-0 to seal their historic comeback against Barcelona to reach the final of the Champions League in 2019.

Published by Brentton Barrett

a BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry, MSc in Pharmaclogy and currenly I am entering the final year of my PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology. With science aside, I have always enjoyed writing, so why not write about my alternate passion; sport! BleachSport is my blog which allows me to put science to one side, and express my ideas with those around the world who share the same sporting interests. Born and raised in London, UK with a particular love for football/soccer and the NBA. I am always up for discussions or debates on various sporting topics so if you want to propose a topic or ask something directly, do not hesitate.

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