Mourinho: Klopp mentality behind Liverpool’s historic comeback


Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said his side "looked like schoolboys" for Liverpool's winning goal in the Champions League semi-final second leg.

Given the size of the task seemingly facing Liverpool, it was no surprise to hear Jurgen Klopp had warned his wife not to expect a celebration when he returned home from Anfield. "It probably came at him a bit fast but he's a top player, scored two goals for us tonight and I think it's one of them where everyone will remember this moment". Last season Roma beat them 3-0 in the quarter-final second leg to knock them out on away goals.

The victor of the Ajax-Tottenham tie will face Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano next month.

The Spanish champions blew a 4-1 first-leg lead to bow out at the quarter-finals against Roma past year.

It's not likely, but Anfield could be set to witness yet another memorable European night as Liverpool look to stage an improbable Champions League comeback against Barcelona.

Jose Mourinho attributes Liverpool's stunning victory over Barcelona to manager Jurgen Klopp. Georginio Wijnaldum came on the pitch in his place.

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Turning in Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross in the 54th minute, Wijnaldum put Liverpool two up before rising highest to head in Xherdan Shaqiri's cross two minutes later.

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita, out with a groin injury, nervously watched the final from home but had to be extra careful celebrating the big win. And despite a bagful of goals this year, including 12 in 9 in the Champions League, the blame appears to have fallen at the feet of the man in the number ten shirt.

The Liverpool players faced a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona from the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.

The Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final in Moscow, with Gareth Bale bagging a brace to give the Spanish side their third consecutive European title and 13th overall. Barca won their last European Cup in 2015 following a 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin. Ernesto Valverde must have been furious with his side.

When asked about his clash with Suarez after the game, Robertson told BT Sport: "Who's going to the final?"