Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool “wanted everything and got minus nothing” in Kiev as their Champions League final dreams died with a serious injury to Mohamed Salah and two dreadful goalkeeping mistakes from Loris Karius. Both players were reduced to tears while Real Madrid celebrated a third consecutive Champions League triumph. Salah left the Olimpiyskiy Stadium
In the away end, there were songs about winning the European Cup and, this being Liverpool, thousands of euphoric voices joining in with the follow-up shout of “again”. And why not? Liverpool had survived a whirlwind, to use Jürgen Klopp’s description, and at the end of this epic tussle it was a sunrise of a
There cannot have been many better celebrations at this stadium. One glance off Kostas Manolas’s head was enough to spark scenes of utter bedlam. The Roma coaches and substitutes had all leapt off the bench to join in, it was barely possible to hear yourself think and Barcelona were stunned.
The Premier League leaders, Manchester City, have been drawn against Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.