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20 May, Monday


What Lionel Messi did as he walked out of dressing room after Liverpool stunned Barcelona

LIONEL MESSI and his Barcelona team-mates were left stunned by Liverpool last night as the Reds completed arguably the greatest comeback in Champions League history and the Argentine struggled to hide his fury post-match.

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Liverpool overturned a 3-0 deficit in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final tie with the Spanish champions, winning 4-0 to reach their fourth European Cup final in the last 14 years.

Braces from Georgino Wijnaldum and Divock Origi saw Jurgen Klopp's troops down the mighty Barcelona, who left Anfield with their tails between their legs.

Ernesto Valverde’s men were left crestfallen after missing out on their first final since the 2014-15 season.

Lionel Messi was perhaps the angriest with Barca’s capitulation, which has cranked up the pressure or Valverde.

With the media awaiting his arrival in the mixed zone, a frustrated Messi stormed past the press without saying a word.

But his face as he walked towards the Anfield exit told a thousand words.

Luis Suarez’s first trip to Merseyside since his £65million move to the Nou Camp from Liverpool was one he’ll want to forget.

Valverde was shocked by his team’s display and admits his troops were ‘rolled over’ by the rampant Reds.

"It's happened again. It happened last year," Valverde said.

"It's true that it has been different games, the first leg and second leg. They started really well and they pinned us back.

"After the early goal, we reacted well after that. We managed to control things a little bit in the second half of the first half. We had half chances to score.

"I think that we conceded two goals and then they really kind of got on top of us after those two quick concessions.

"We haven't managed to get on the scoresheet tonight.

"They scored two in two and they kind of us rolled us over, really.

"They have been really strong, they played really well. We've got to congratulate them on the performance they put up in the tie as a whole.

"It is a terrible result for our fans and for ourselves. We didn't expect a situation like this. This is what has happened to us. It is really, really unfortunate but credit is due to Liverpool.”

Liverpool will play either Tottenham or Ajax in the final on June 1, with the pair battling it out get to the showpiece occasion of Europe’s elite club competition tonight in Amsterdam.

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