Liverpool seek new 'heroes' with Salah absent against Barcelona

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Liverpool, five-time European champions, are only the third team in the history of the European Cup/Champions League to come from three goals down after the first leg of a semi-final and progress to the final, following in the footsteps of Panathinaikos in 1970-71 and Barcelona in 1985-86.

But an early Divock Origi own goal gave the Reds hope and a 1-0 lead at halftime before substitute Georginio Wijnaldum provided two quick goals off the bench to open the second half.

Liverpool produced another monumental comeback in Europe to stun Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield and reach the Champions League final by winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

As for the match, Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said Monday, the day before the match, that forward Mohamed Salah will not be allowed by team doctors to play today against Barcelona.

"Before the game we knew that it would be hard but it was still possible of course".

It was viewed as impossible, but Liverpool has done it. But both clubs being smart also means everyone knows we are not finished and we are Liverpool.

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Luis Suarez scored the opening goal against his former club in last week's first leg at the Camp Nou, but ahead of his return to Anfield, the Uruguayan warned his current teammates that Liverpool will get a huge lift from playing on home soil.

With Roberto Firmino still out and Mo Salah joining the Brazilian on the sidelines, there is a vacancy in the Liverpool attack.

Seven percent chance of advancing. tell that to Liverpool!

Into the final quarter-hour, Barcelona completely went to sleep on a corner kick that Liverpool's Alexander Arnold took quickly and played to Origi, who swung in a shot past Ter Stegen to improbably make it 4-3 to Liverpool in the tie. Lionel Messi had inspired the Spanish club to a healthy 3-0 lead, but they were second best all over the pitch on Tuesday night.

Cakir was appointed for the 2015 Champions League final, which Barca won 3-1 against Juventus.

Like Liverpool, Barcelona's width stems from the full-backs, which judging from the first leg will be Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba, meaning there would be more bodies in central areas for the Reds to contend with.

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