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'Literally impossible': Michael Owen cannot believe what Liverpool have done tonight

Liverpool icon Michael Owen has claimed that it’s “literally impossible” to play against the Reds’ press.

The Anfield legend took to Twitter as Jurgen Klopp’s charges were taking on Villarreal in the Champions League.

Liverpool were hosting the Yellow Submarine on Merseyside in their semi-final first leg.

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The Reds failed to get on the scoresheet in the first half, but went on to score twice in quick succession after the break.

In the 53rd minute, Jordan Henderson’s cross took a huge deflection off Pervis Estupinan.

The ball looped over goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli, who got a hand to it but couldn’t keep it from nestling in the corner.

Just two minutes later, Liverpool had grabbed their second.

Mohamed Salah poked a ball through the legs of Pau Torres for Sadio Mane, who coolly slotted beyond the keeper.

All the while, Liverpool either had possession, or barely gave their opponents any time to rest on the ball.

Klopp’s charges ultimately saw out a fairly straightforward 2-0 first-leg win, one foot in the final at the Stade de France.

The Reds’ press was at its absolute best on Wednesday night, and Owen could barely believe what he saw.

Liverpool are next in action on Saturday, when they travel to Newcastle in the day’s early Premier League kickoff.

The Champions League semi-final second-leg away at Villarreal takes place next Tuesday.

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