Klopp mentality behind Liverpool's historic comeback - Mourinho

Klopp mentality behind Liverpool's historic comeback - Mourinho

Rhian Brewster is rated extremely highly at the club, with Jurgen Klopp insisting the Under-17 World Cup victor is "ready" should he be given the chance against Barcelona at Anfield, which would be his debut for the first-team.

"I don't tell my missus "wait for me at home, we will have a party after the game because we'll win it".

Indeed, Origi delivered a deserved victory no matter how the play came about.

Liverpool were without injured strikers Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino but took a seventh-minute lead from Jordan Henderson and eventually an extraordinary fourth goal from a quickly-taken corner.

It was a night that will be remembered by Liverpool fans alongside their fifth European Cup win in Istanbul in 2005, when they came back from 3-0 down at half-time to win on penalties.

Enter Georginio Wijnaldum, the unlikeliest of heroes, who proceeded to score two goals in the 54th and 56th minutes to draw Liverpool even in the aggregate score at 3-3.

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Barcelona were unchanged from the first leg at Camp Nou, with Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez back at Anfield to face their former team.

After their defeat in Barcelona, Sunday was expected to be the conclusion of a Liverpool season that promised so much but would ultimately conclude with Klopp's side finishing empty-handed. It wasn't just the goal, it was getting after them and putting them under pressure. With the win, Liverpool advanced to the final. And despite a bagful of goals this year, including 12 in 9 in the Champions League, the blame appears to have fallen at the feet of the man in the number ten shirt. The English club lost last year's UCL decider 3-1 to Real Madrid.

"When you have a collapse of this nature", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said, "we will have a few terrible days ahead".

But it was a sublime set-piece of Liverpool's own that settled the tie in their favour - Alexander-Arnold's quick thinking catching Barcelona unaware and teeing up Origi to hammer in the most priceless goal of the season.

But that alone was no excuse for the timid way Barca allowed themselves to be ripped apart by Liverpool in one of the most wretched results in the club's history.

Messi shot wide from 25 yards just before the start of the four additional minutes and then right on half-time, Alisson denied Jordi Alba after Lionel Messi played a great pass to Alba, but Alisson anticipated it and made a great save to deny Barcelona.

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