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“Miraculous”: How Twitter reacted to Liverpool reaching the Champions League final

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“Miraculous”: How Twitter reacted to Liverpool reaching the Champions League final

Liverpool have reached a Champions League final for the first time in a decade after beating AS Roma over two legs in a thrilling 13 goal semi-final which ended 7-6 in the Reds’ favour on aggregate.

The Merseyside club will face Real Madrid in the final at the Olympic Stadium on May 26th in a replica of the 1981 final, where Alan Kennedy’s goal separated the sides.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino inspired the team in the first leg at Anfield, with Sadio Mane also on the scoresheet to earn a 5-2 victory which put them in a strong position.

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In Rome, goals from Mane and Georgino Wijnaldum, his first away from home since 17th May 2015, were enough to see them through. It was still nervy for the travelling Liverpool faithful though, as Radja Nainggolan struck twice in the last five minutes, including a questionable penalty, to put the Italians only a goal away from extra-time for the final few seconds.

In the final, Liverpool will face back to back champions Real Madrid, who beat Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain on their way to Kiev. That said, the Spanish side have struggled for form domestically and looked more defensively vulnerable than in the past, perhaps giving Liverpool fans hope.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:

Fans are already excited for their trip to Kiev…

Many were keen to praise the coach…

And their European success is in stark contrast to other Premier League clubs…

 

 

And some of the omens are in their favour…

https://twitter.com/TotallLFC/status/991781352751054848

Their squad may not be the best…

And spare a thought for poor old Philippe Coutinho…

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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