Liverpool, even without the head striker Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, created a miracle in the opposing party of the UEFA Champions League.
On Tuesday, students from Jurgen Klopp struck Barcelona at 4:00, eliminated the 3 goal deficit and became the final for the second year in a row. Two goals for "red" were earned by Divock Origi and Georgio Wijnaldum.
"A team that does not believe in victory cannot convey what is possible. After the Barcelona match, my team felt it was not the end. Of course it is hard to lose 0: 3, but the boys knew that at least they could try to change something.
Before the game I told you: "According to the usual scenario this is not possible, but because you are here, we have a chance." Yes, I did not believe we succeeded, but our chance. And during the competition you have to work so that the chance remains, "he said J. Klopp and went on. – I said before the game, but after 80 minutes. the result is 0: 0, crazy things can happen in the remaining 10 minutes, you can win three and four goals.
That is why it was important for us to be a fool, but on the other hand to calm ourselves down. We do not have to be in the penalty area at all times and defeat the goal. We just have to get the right time. Our pressure in the first quarter was sensational. Nevertheless, we attacked a few things during the attack. We wanted to solve this in the second part. Anyway, it was a great first half – 1: 0, unbelievable in the stadium.
I told Divock: "Now you have to watch out for having children and that they are also productive. It's an incredible evening. There were players in the square who were just crying. This" carries the roof ". It's special and I'm glad I'm here.
Talking about the end result, Liverpool strategist pointed to the 20-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold. According to him, the last goal was the idea of this player: "It's a great guy. Standard situations are always very important to us. Boys did a sensational task. We spend a lot of time on this. The idea was born immediately. We wanted standard situations and the corners were a bit more complicated.
There were two people, Trento saw his teammate. Unbelievable. I stood while I was talking and suddenly saw the ball go into the gate. I turn and look at our young star Ben Woodburn and he asks, "What happened?"
According to Mr Klopp, the Barcelona team defended themselves qualitatively. "We had to show our impulse without mentality. This is important. If it's 0: 3, it's hard to play, but the boys did it. It's just giants of mentality, I don't have to add it anymore , "said the winner coach. – I hope I will remember this moment after 50 years.
We spoke to the competition to make a story that we could tell our grandchildren. I told Divock: "Now you have to watch out for having children and that they are also productive. It's an incredible evening. There were players in the square who were just crying. This" carries the roof ". It's special and I'm glad I'm here.
Author of the first and fourth objectives Divock Origi claimed it was difficult to express feelings in words. "It's an incredible evening. Of course we have to pay tribute to the fantastic fans. I will dream of those goals for a lifetime, he said. – I talked a lot with my family about the match. The family members said it was my match It is hard to compare, but certainly one of the best moments of my career. "
"Fantasy. We knew it would be difficult, but possible. The belief that we had in ourselves was hard to grasp. We knew that something special could happen at Anfield Stadium, & # 39; said the Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. – Early goal was very useful for us, we could put pressure on our opponents. We knew that if we showed character and heart, we have a chance.
At that time, in the opposite camp – the atmosphere of disappointment. Louis Suarez the words of the warriors: "I have no idea how we, Barcelona, missed two goals in just one minute. We have the fourth because we defended ourselves as children. We need to critically analyze what happened. This is the second time this happens. We cannot make the same mistake two years in a row. We are angry and feel pain. & # 39;
Barcelona team strategist Ernesto Valverde first apologized to his supporters. "After all, we play to make them proud. Everyone waited for us to win and we lost. And still in a very painful way. This is just the first game this season in the Champions League that we are losing, but we are also fallen.
The most painful thing is that we repeated the events from Rome (last year Barcelona stumbled in the quarterfinals of the tournament, when she beat Roma 4: 1 at home, but lost 0: 3 and the Italian capital during the trip) (4: 4 overall) score) goal scored semi-finals – ed.). But if you lose 0: 4, there is no excuse. The participants were better than us and we have to accept it, "he said.
The Catalan coach could not tell how this defeat would affect his future in the club, but claimed that the responsibility for this failure would be borne.
President of Barcelona Josep Maria Bertomeu said the team didn't have time to cry, thinking about the upcoming cup final. "We have tough days, but we have to move on. Time is coming, let's think what happened here. The same fate took place in Rome last year. It's hard to explain, but we'll investigate the cause within the team, "he said.
The Liverpool team went to the Champions League final for the second time in a row. Last year, she lost to Real Real Madrid at 1: 3.
Liverpool UEFA Champions League finals in Madrid on June 1 will win the Tottenham Spurs and Amsterdam Ajax pair winner. The first game in England 1: 0 was won by the Dutch club and the game takes place on Wednesday in Amsterdam.
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