Liverpool completed another astonishing Champions League victory as they slayed Barcelona, but was it the greatest comeback of all time?
Doubles from Divock Origi and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum fired Liverpool into their second consecutive Champions League final as Barcelona collapsed to an improbable 4-0 humiliation at Anfield.
Sensational comebacks are increasingly a staple of the modern Champions League and Liverpool arguably topped them all on Tuesday.
Heading into the second leg of their semi-final against Barcelona at Anfield nursing a 3-0 deficit and without injured forward Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Jurgen Klopp’s men appeared to be on a hiding to nothing.
However, Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum had not read the script – or maybe they just avidly consumed a few of the plotlines below.
Their heroics place Liverpool’s 4-0 win among the greatest Champions League salvage operations of all time.
Liverpool’s remarkable 4-3 aggregate triumph means a June 1 final against Ajax or Tottenham – and the chance to right the wrongs of last season’s fall to Real Madrid at the last hurdle – awaits.