Liverpool handed fitness boost ahead of Champions League final with Tottenham

THE Miracle of Anfield - widely considered the greatest comeback in UEFA Champions League history - lifted Liverpool to new heights on Tuesday night, vanquished Lionel Messi and his supporting act and cheered the spirits of millions around the world.

Liverpool FC's incredible comeback brought back memories of memorable resurgences in the European Cup, including their 4-3 victory over Klopp's former team Borussia Dortmund in 2016.

"Things got on top of us after those two quick goals".

"It's for my family, it's for them too, the people that support us in these moments, it is for them".

"It is a bad result for our fans and for ourselves but credit is due to Liverpool".

That decision ignored how fortunate his side had been in the first match, in which Liverpool spurned numerous chances and Mohamed Salah hit the post.

"We tried to sit a little bit deeper, but the tie ended for us with the fourth goal".

24 hours later, Klopp's men turned in a stunning performance to overcome Barca's three-goal advantage from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, reaching the competition's final for the second year in succession.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Messi faced off against angry Barca fans at Liverpool's John Lennon airport as they prepared to jet out of England.

"We felt like we weren't able to look ourselves in the mirror if we were to go down three or four nil".

"We enjoyed a lot, watching the tie against Barcelona, they are heroes too and of course it is going to be an wonderful final between two English teams that for sure we are going to enjoy".

"You're going to suffer, the fans will suffer as well". That's what it is like.

"We knew everyone had written us off because of what happened in the first leg".

"No one believed in us from the beginning of the season".

And in 2016, the Reds scored a last-minute victor against Borussia Dortmund to win 4-3 in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, taking them through to the semis.

When your down in a series it's quintessential that you score early for confidence reasons and mathematical reasons (Just like how we saw with Manchester United vs PSG).

  • Julie Sanders