On a frenetic, nerve-shredding night at Anfield, Liverpool completed one of the great Champions League comebacks to knock out Barcelona and reach a second consecutive final.
Trailing 3-0 from the first leg and without two of its star strikers, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, few had given Liverpool even a glimmer of hope.
But at Anfield, and especially in Europe, never count Liverpool out.
Jordi Abla’s error gifted the home side the opening goal inside 10 minutes, as Divock Origi — Salah’s replacement — tapped home after Marc-André ter Stegen had saved from Jordan Henderson.
Then two goals in 10 minutes at the start of the second half, both from half-time substitute Georginio Wijnaldum, put Liverpool level in the tie for the first time since the 26th minute of the first leg.
With 10 minutes remaining, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s clever corner caught all of Barcelona’s defense napping and Origi was on hand to score his second of the game and complete the unlikeliest of comebacks.