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Liverpool v Barcelona - as it happened

Pin Liverpool v Barcelona, Champions League 2018/19, semi-final 2nd leg, - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Liverpool v Barcelona, Champions League 2018/19, semi-final 2nd leg, - Official line-ups. BESOCCER

Liverpool v Barcelona - as it happened

Paul Singh by Paul Singh @besoccer_com - 6 +38k

Join us for live coverage of the Champions League semi-final second leg between Liverpool and Barcelona from Anfield. Liverpool need three goals without reply to force extra-time after losing the first leg 3-0. Five goals are needed if Barcelona score.

Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona!! (agg 4-3) Unbelievable comeback by Liverpool against a Barca team who couldn't take their chances. Origi scored the first goal, the super-sub Wijnaldum amde it 2-0 and 3-0 and the 4th from Origi was scored from a corner thanks to the ballboy and because the defence weren't ready. Barca have been Roma'd again. Jubilation at Anfield! They are in the final and thanks for joining us at this historic night at Anfield! Good night!
Liverpool going into the corner! And it's all over! Liverpool are through! Barca have collapsed and Liverpool thanks to a goal scored when the opponents weren't ready.
Yellow card for Messi for bringing down Fabinho!
Chance for Mane, but he is offside! Pique heads off the line, but it doesn't matter.
Liverpool sub: Shaqiri off and Sturridge on
Five added minutes.
Great block by Van Dijk to prevent Roberto shooting at goal! It looks like Liverpool will hold out!
Alisson catches the ball as Barca look to try and score.
Liverpool substitution: Origi off and Gomez on.
It's all Liverpool here, but one Barca goal puts Liverpool back in front.
I don't think we have heard the last of this.
It's technically legal, but the situation was better than a penalty. Away from home they would never have got that situation because the ball would have been fed to them much slower. No one was ready, not even the ref I think!
Barca sub: Malcom on for Rakitic.
Liverpool score again! Major controversy!!! Alexander-Arnold wins a corner off Roberto and while everyone sets up, Liverpool get another ball thrown and Origi hits home. That surely can't be allowed. The ballboy set up the goal! Better than a penalty! Alexander-Arnold took the corner.
Alexander Arnold shoots over!
Semedo carded for a foul.
Barca sub_ Vidal leaves the field and Arthur comes on.
The game has calmed down a bit now because it will go to et as it stands. Remember, Barca will have the adavantage if it goes to et because if they score at any time, Liverpool would need 2.
What a save by Alisson at his near post to deny Messi! Corner again.
Off the wall and a corner!
AMazing run by Messi than the middle and Matip fouled him 25 yards from the goal. This is Messi territory. Clear booking.
Steven Gerrard is in attendance. He must be delighted.
Attempts: 10-6. on target: 6-4.
Vidal is penalised for a handball.
Valverde must be seething. His team have not learned their lession from the Roma game. You have to defend and they are rattled. And this is a Liverpool without Firmino and Salah. But let's take nothing away from Liverpool.
Barcelona sub: Coutinho booed off and Semedo comes on.
All Liverpool! Barca must be thinking about what happened at Roma last season. 4-1 up to lose 3-0 away and go out on away goals. Now it's going to et as it stands.
It's 3-0!!! This is unbelievable! Shaqiri puts in a cross from the far side for Wijnaldum again and it goes into the goal. Village defending by Barca, but full credit to Liverpool. They always believed in themselves.
VAR confirms the goal.
It's 2-0!!!! Shocking defence by Barca, Raktitic gives it away, Alexander-Arnold beats Alba before putting in a tremendous cross to Wijnaldum who hits it into the goal. The GK maybe should have done better.
Rakitic booked for a handball. Looked to be hit at him from close range.
And then Suarez almost scores at the other end! Alisson has to save from Suarez after Messi plays him in.
What an amazing save by Ter Stegen to deny Van Dijk from point blank range! The Dutchman shot with his foot.
Roberto now has to knock out for a corner to prevent Mane bearing down on goal.
Origi is penalised for fouling Roberto.
Shaqiri's ball in is headed by Sergi Roberto.
Liverpool get an early corner! Milner's cross is headed out and then nothing comes from the set-piece.
We are back underway!
Welcome back to Anfield! Klopp is going to bring on Wijnaldum for the second half. Robertson is off.
HT: Liverpool 1-0 Barcelona!! (agg 1-3). What a game! Liverpool started strongly and scored through Origi after 7 minutes and both teams continued to attack. Alisson was brilliant for Liverpool whereas the home team's chances have been off target. Liverpool on top in first 30, Barca better in last 15, but there's definitely more goals in this. See you in 10 minutes!
What a pass to Alba right on half-time as Barca counter! Messi plays a perfect pass for Alba and the Liverpool GK anticipated it to make a crucial intervention.
Milner's corner is headed away.
Chance for Messi! Roberto feeds him the ball and then Messi shoots wide from 25 yards. May have shaved the post.
Busquets gets a booking for catching Fabinho in the face with his shoulder as he jumps for the ball.
Four extra minutes. There have been various stoppages.
If Liverpool score a second, this is going to be even more exciting.
Robertson shoots from 25 yards out and it strikes Vidal on the arm outside the box before going for a corner.
Liverpool try to send a ball through to Manem but Pique gets a vital touch to it.
Absolutely no need to do that and off the ball. He has got up now after some treatment.
Robertson has gone down injured holding his right ankle, Suarez flicks out and catches him. Naughty.
Shaqiri hits at Ter Stegen! Tame effort in the end.
Arturo Vidal is penalised for a foul on Milner. No card given.
Mane goes down wanting a foul on the edge of the box, but Cakir tells him to get up! Milner started the move.
He's coming back on to give it a go!
He is in obvious pain and now he has finally got up and walked to the sideline.
Henderson requires treatment now after his right knee turns awkwardly as he tries to control Origi's pass. It's his right knee I think.
Lenglet is down injured after clashing with Jordi Alba. Up now.
The free-kick is wasted as a Barca man is caught offside.
Barcelona get a corner now! Rakitic's cross is cleared by Robertson for a corner kick.
55% possession for Liverpool. The hosts are back on top now.
On the counter, Suarez is tripped by Van Dijk in the centre-circle to prevent a counter and Suarez is furious the Dutchman doesn't see yellow. Looked quite cynical to me.
Mane is causing havoc again down this near side and his cross causes pinball in the box.
Vital header by Pique! Robertson passes down this near side into the box, Henderson goes for goal and Pique heads it away from the goal.
Milner brings down Suarez and a foul is called. The Uruguayan wants a yellow, but no card is shown.
The corner is half-cleared by Robertson and then Messi fires just wide!
Double chance now for the away side! Alisson makes a fabulous save down to his left to deny Coutinho and then the Catalans force a corner.
Superb chance for Barca! They know one goal almost kills this! Busquets plays a long ball for Alba, he feeds Messi and the Argentine twists and turns a few times before Matip dispossesses him as he is about to shoot. Great defence.
What a save by Alisson! Lovely play by Barca and Messi's strike is tipped over the bar by Alisson. Alba put in the pass for Messi, but Vidal started it with a tremendous cross-field ball for Coutinho.
Fabinho is carded for a foul on Suarez! He gets the ball and then catches Suarez. He deservedly gets booked. Fabinho was furious with Suarez. Won the ball, but went in aggressively.
Mane goes down wanting a penalty and nothing given! Correct decision. Roberto didn't do much.
Barca look rattled. Memories may be flooding back of Rome last season. Won 4-1 at home against Roma and then lost 3-0.
Liverpool attack again and then Suarez wins a corner! Crazy tempo.
Matip sent a hopeful ball forward, Alba made a shocking error by heading the ball towatds his own goal, straight to Mane, he passes to Henderson and then Origi taps home the rebound after Ter Stegen's save.
Liverpool score!!!! Barca want offside, but it has been given for now! Origi!
The home side win a corner! Vidal conceded it after Mane made a good run.
Very, very fast start. Liverpool on top, but Barca also attacking.
Liverpool are pressing and Mane is unable to get on the end of a long pass. The hosts need a goal and that is making for great viewing.
The corner came to nothing.
Liverpool go up the other end, Mane fown the near side passes for Shaqiri and then Alba clears away for a corner.
Messi makes a tremendous run down the middle and Fabinho makes a grreat challenge 20 yards out. No foul was given.
Barcelona get us underway in yellow! From left to right.
Messi and Henderson shake hands! This is about to start. Suarez is being booed. Enjoy the game!
The players make their way out here on Merseyside!
There's an amazing atmosphere here at Anfield! You never walk alone sounds!
Nice touch by Barcelona paying their respects to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster before the game!
Valverde does not want complacency coming into this game and said pre-game that his team would treat it as if it were 0-0 from the first game.
Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey is the referee for tonight's contest. He did the amazing second leg at the Etihad between Man C and Tottenham in the quarters while Felix Zwayer of Germany is the VAR.
For Barca, no one who started in Saturday's 2-0 loss at Celta starts tonight, but they are unchanged from the first leg six days ago.
Liverpool make four changes from the side which won 2-3 at Newcastle on Saturday. Matip replaces Lovren, Milner is in for Wijnaldum and Origi and Shaqiri take the places of Sturridge and Salah.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen (GK); Alba, Lenglet, Pique, Sergi Roberto; Vidal, Busquets, Rakitic; Coutinho, Suarez and Messi.
Liverpool XI: Alisson (GK); Robertson, Van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Mane, Origi and Shaqiri.
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the Champions League semi-final second leg tie between Liverpool and Barcelona from Anfield. Will Liverpool, without Salah, be able to fight back in the tie after their 3-0 loss in the first leg? Stay with us to find out!
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