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Carragher responds to Neville's gloating half-time tweet after Liverpool reach Champions League final

Liverpool have reached the Champions League final, though they certainly didn’t make it easy for themselves.

The Reds went into their semi-final second leg at Villarreal boasting a healthy 2-0 lead from the first leg.

However, after the first half at El Madrigal, the hosts had nullified Liverpool’s two-goal advantage.

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Liverpool delivered arguably their worst half of football under Jurgen Klopp in a long time.

Unai Emery’s side completely outplayed the Reds in the first half and were worthy of their two goals.

Boulaye Dia put the hosts ahead after just three minutes, rifling home from Etienne Capoue’s cutback.

Then, as half-time loomed, Capoue crossed for Francis Coquelin to rise above Trent Alexander-Arnold and nod home.

Gary Neville took to Twitter with a video drinking a glass of red and looking shocked and amused in equal measure.

A classic example of tempting fate from our Gary here.

Liverpool struck back just after the hour as Fabinho’s effort somehow found its way past Geronimo Tulli.

Then, in the 67th minute, Luis Diaz – a game-changing substitute – equalised for the Reds.

The Colombia international headed home through Tulli’s legs from Alexander-Arnold’s cross to level on the night.

And then, in the 74th minute, Liverpool effectively ended the game, taking their aggregate lead to 5-2.

Naby Keita released Sadio Mane, who duly took the ball around the onrushing Rulli and past Juan Foyth to fire home.

Jamie Carragher, Liverpool legend and Gary Neville’s Sky Sports colleague, didn’t forget his Old Trafford counterpart’s half-time tweet.

Cue this in response, mocking Evertonians for good measure too:

Liverpool will now contest the Champions League final in Paris on May 28.

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