Former Liverpool star opens up on Barcelona comeback

Liverpool defeated Barcelona in one of the most famous nights in the club’s history.

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The first trophy that Jurgen Klopp won at Liverpool was the biggest one of them all as in 2019 The Reds defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

A penalty in the opening stages from Mohamed Salah set Liverpool on their way then a goal from Divock Origi in the last ten minutes sealed the win making sure the ribbons on the big trophy were going to be red.

However, the route to the final was one of the toughest in recent memory as in the group stage Liverpool had the champions of France PSG and one of the best sides in Italy, Napoli.

In the round of 16, they faced the dominating Champions of Germany Bayern Munich but they defeated them on their own ground before getting past the Champions of Portugal Porto.

Then the biggest challenges came in the semi-final as they were drawn up against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona who scored two in the first leg to give Barcelona a three-nil lead going into the second leg.

What happened next was one of the best Champions League comebacks of all time as Liverpool fought back to win the tie in 90 minutes with a brace each from Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum.

James Milner has revealed what Jurgen Klopp said before the Barcelona game

Speaking on Jeff Sterlling’s podcast, football’s greatest pod, former Liverpool vice-catpain James Milner has been speaking about that Barcelona game and he has revealed what Klopp said before the game.

When asked if it was the greatest night ever at Anfield he said: “Yeah it stands out for sure as the best for me I think.

“We needed Manchester City to drop points the night before and then Vinnie (Kompany) goes and, seen him done it hundreds of times in training, slice it into the bushes, and he decides to slice it into the top corner this time.

“We came in the day of the game and the manager said, ‘does anyone want to say about what happened last night? No? Right here we go.'”

“It looks like the league’s not going to happen, so to be able to then do I mean, beat Barcelona like that anyway is pretty amazing but all that around it, players missing, what had happened the night before, disappointment and just the manner we went about it.

“I think the tone was set actually when obviously Suarez, who was a incredible player at Liverpool the fans loved him, was standing over kick-off getting booed and whistled and I think it was just a reminder of ‘not today mate you’re not one of us today’ and that probably helped set the tempo for the game really.”

Milner left Liverpool last summer after he joined the club from Manchester City on a free transfer back in 2015 and he played 332 games for the club before he left to join Brighton & Hove Albion.

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