Klopp celebrates after the game, Reuters Klopp celebrates after the game, Reuters

Klopp praises Liverpool players after the victory

Wed, May. 8, 2019
CAIRO – 8 May 2019: Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, showed his admiration to the team players who made the impossible and defeated Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday night at home to reach UEFA Champions League Final.

“I said it before [to the players], I don't really believe, but because it's you I believe. Their heart is unbelievable. And I am really proud to be in a job with this team.” Klopp said after the game.

Liverpool lost the first leg 3-0 in Barcelona and needed four goals with a clean sheet to reach the final.

Liverpool achieved the result they needed despite the absence of their stars, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for injuries.

Klopp added “I will remember it forever 100 per cent. I don't know if it can happen again and I don't know if it happened before."

Divock Origi opened the score for the Reds after only six minutes when he followed Jordan Henderson’s shot to make the score 1-0 for the home team.

After the goal, Barcelona dominated the game and had three chances to score through Lionel Messi but he failed to find the target and the first half ended 1-0.

At the second half, the game took another direction when Georginio Wijnaldum replaced the injured Andrew Robertson.

Wijnaldum scored two goals in two minutes to make the score 3-0 and equalized the tie.

Barcelona players were in shock and their manager, Ernesto Valverde, replaced Philippe Coutinho with Nelson Semedo to control the game.

Origi scored the fourth goal after a trick corner kick from Trent Alexander Arnold to make the score 4-0.

Barcelona failed to create chances to score the goal they needed to win qualification to the final and failed to reach the final for the fourth consecutive year.
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