LIVERPOOL manager Jürgen Klopp evoked Liverpool’s famous 2005 Champions League victory in his half-time team talk to inspire Liverpool to an extraordinary victory over Borussia Dortmund on Thursday April 14.
Trailing 2-0 at the break, Pool scored four second half goals, including a 91st-minute winner from defender Dejan Lovren, to pip the German side 4-3 in a pulsating night at Anfield.
In one of the most dramatic comebacks ever staged by an English team in Europe, goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho levelled the tie before Lovren headed home to spark riotous scenes.
The Reds appeared dead and buried when Marco Reus put Dortmund 3-1 ahead in the 57th minute, but the late onslaught saw them progress 5-4 on aggregate against their manager’s former team.
If Liverpool win the Europa League the Premiership will have five representatives in next season’s Champions League, unless Manchester City win this season’s competition and finish outside the top four in the league.
In the evenings other games, Spanish teams Sevilla and Villarreal both progressed after beating Athletic Bilbao and Sparta Prague, respectively, while Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk saw off SC Braga of Portugal.