Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: coordinate report
Liverpool stunned Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday night conceding two in either half to seal a historic comeback after losing 3-0 in the first leg at Camp Nou. Jürgen Klopp said they were content with their execution in the principal leg and simply required another showcase like that and they’d be glad.
« We will have to be perfect, » said the German before the game, admitting that without Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah it would be an almost impossible task. With two of the world’s top striker out, Liverpool were given inadequate possibility by everybody including their very own players.
« We’re not stupid, » said Henderson. « We realize we will require a wonder. »
They got just that as Divock Origi scored after Ter Stegen palmed a Henderson shot into his path after six minutes to make it 1-0. The conviction that Liverpool fans will in general have even in the most noticeably awful circumstances was beginning to bloom though likely.
The second half started and Andy Robertson was replaced by Wijnaldum in the wake of turning his lower leg in a tangle with Luis Suárez.
Liverpool vs Barcelona 4-0 : (4-3)
The replacement needed just nine minutes to make his mark. He drove a shot under Ter Stegen after Jordi Alba was seized by the Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Two minutes later and he had Liverpool level. He looped a header beyond a statued Ter Stegen and Liverpool’s hope was starting to seep each edge of the arena. It balanced like dampness noticeable all around.
A tired and weary Liverpool had 12 minutes to hold on, and five minutes of added time. But Barcelona barely threatened. They sent two or three hopeless crosses into the case yet beside that, they never looked like scoring.