Liverpool stunned everyone with the win against Barca in the history of football beating them by 4-0 at Anfield and 4-3 aggregate for Champion League Final. Valverde admitted that Barcelona is responsible for the terrible defeat on Tuesday in the Champion League Semifinal left Messi and the team disappointed.
Liverpool became the third one to recover from an immense semifinal defeat. They were three goals down after the semi-final’s first leg and Divock Origi tap in (7) which gave hope to Anfield. The two goals in the two second-half leveled up their deficit.
The comeback of Liverpool was made obvious by Trent Alexander, who caught Barcelona off guard and gave Origi the way to home for his second (79). This jaw-dropping victory of Liverpool will allow them to play in their Champion League Final with either Ajax or Tottenham in Madrid on 1st June.
⭐ Trent Alexander-Arnold – contribution v Barcelona
Led Liverpool in:
Touches – 81
Passes – 56
Crosses – 8
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) May 7, 2019
Liverpool Vs Barcelona Player Ratings
Liverpool: Alisson (9), Alexander-Arnold (10), Matip (9), Van Dijk (8), Robertson (7), Fabinho (8), Milner (7), Henderson (8), Mane (8), Shaqiri (6), Origi (9)
Subs: Wijnaldum (9), Gomez (NA), Sturridge (NA)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen (4), Roberto (3), Pique (3), Lenglet (3), Alba (4), Rakitic (4), Busquets (4), Vidal (3), Coutinho (5), Messi (5), Suarez (5).
Subs: Semedo (4), Arthur (3), Malcolm (NA)
Man of the match: Trent Alexander-Arnold
This immense victory was not easy for Liverpool, but Barca’s frantic opening worked in their favor. When Jordi Alba poorly heads and gave Sadio Mane a way to move towards Henderson. Henderson then went into the area of Ter Stegen for Origi to let him finish from the close range.
Barca’s defense cracked with the comeback of Anfield but after 15 minutes, Lionel Messi was saved from Alisson with 12 yards. Later, the goalkeeper of Liverpool being at its best paving a way for Philippe Coutinho, who placed much effort to give it a new turn.
Lionel Messi, who was so energetic a week ago, crashed in the second half by Wijnaldum. Luis Suarez became the hero at Anfield ran beside Andrew Robertson and got criticized by home fans for his mischief action. Alisson kept the scored 1-0 with a smooth block from Jordi Alba.
The manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp was overwhelmed by the team performance. Liverpool made the night historic in the history of football at Anfield.
What a special night! We promised each other that we couldn't give up. That we'd fight until the end. We did it together. Thank you, Anfield! We're in the final. And we're gonna keep fighting. YNWA! pic.twitter.com/9mq1GzL1zW
— Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) May 7, 2019