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Former Liverpool stars react as Reds topple Barcelona against the odds

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Former Liverpool stars react as Reds topple Barcelona against the odds

Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks of all-time as they beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to reach the Champions League final.

The Reds were 3-0 down after the first leg at the Nou Camp, but produced an unbelievable performance to dump the Spanish heavyweights out against all odds.

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The hosts were even missing Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah from their attack, and Andy Robertson went off injured at half-time.

A brace each from Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum stunned the visitors, who have been panned by the Spanish media for their embarrassing collapse.

Millions of messages came flooding in on Twitter from fans, who were in awe of the comeback, which arguably rivals the stunning comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 final.

A host of former Liverpool players gave their takes on the miracle including four former Rafa Benitez signings Pepe Reina, Daniel Agger, Dirk Kuyt and Lucas Leiva.


Spanish stopper Reina described the feat as ‘insane’, while Agger uploaded a picture of hero Wijnaldum with the simple caption ‘No words needed’.

Another ex-Red Djimi Traore also commented: “Wow @LFC done it. Never ever give up. This is Anfield #YNWA.”

Liverpool will now patiently await the winner of Tottenham Hotspur versus Ajax, with the English side trailing 1-0 after Donny van de Beek’s goal in north London last week.

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