Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's desire to reach UCL final inspired comeback over Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's desire to reach UCL final inspired comeback over Barcelona

- Jurgen Klopp held back tears after Liverpool completed a remarkable Champions League comeback over Barcelona

- The Reds defeated the La Liga side 4-0 to qualify for the competition's finals on a 4-3 aggregate

- Klopp has disclosed Liverpool's desire to reach the finals one more time inspired them to victory

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has lifted the lid on the motivation behind his side's epic comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night, May 7.

The Reds went into the second leg semi-final clash in search of a magical comeback for a chance to qualify for the competition's finals.

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The Premier League side suffered a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of the fixture played at Nou Camp, but managed to overturn Barca's three-goal advantage to seal a place in the finals.

A double brace from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi sunk the La Liga champions 4-0 who went on to crash out of the European elite tournament.

Klopp has now attributed his side's desire to make an appearance once again in the Champions League finals as the key motivation behind the stunning comeback.

We just had to go back to the final. Last year we really felt we had to go back," the UK Mirror quoted Klopp.

After what happened against Madrid (in the 2018 final), we felt we can not let it stand like this, that is not possible," he added.

The German tactician also hailed the phenomenal atmosphere at Anfield, which turned the visitors into nervous wrecks.

Liverpool were last season's Champions League runners up after losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the finals played at NSC Olimpiyskiy in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the Anfield outfit will now face the winner between Tottenham and Ajax for a chance to lift the prestigious trophy.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Barcelona star, Luis Suarez, believed his team-mates were to blame for their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday, May 7, at Anfield that saw them exit the Champions League at the semi-final stage.

Barcelona went into the second leg tie with a three-goal advantage earned from the reverse fixture played at Nou Camp.

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