It would appear as though the karmic Football Gods were on the Reds’ side for a change as Liverpool came back from 3-0 down to beat Barcelona to the Champions League final.

When Liverpool lost 3-0 at Camp Nou, the general reaction was that it wasn’t a result that reflected fairly on the Reds.

Football has never been a fair game but the Merseysiders seemed to be on the right end of a karmic reaction as Barcelona’s antics won them absolutely nothing.

Andy Robertson and Lionel Messi.

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Liverpool will take part in the Champions League final despite Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi’s best attempts to ruin the party.

The 4-0 comeback came despite Suarez successfully injuring Robertson, with the Scotsman’s replacement Georginio Wijnaldum the man to score the second and third goals on the night.

The Dutchman’s cameo from the bench showed Liverpool’s detractors for the umpteenth time this season that Jurgen Klopp’s bench is a lot better than it is given credit for.

Georginio Wijnaldum.

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Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho was shown another sign that leaving Liverpool was a poor decision as his former side took another step forward by reaching the Champions League final for the second time since he left.


The Brazilian might have won two La Liga titles in the last 17 months but he has endured a torrid time with the Catalonians, often receiving abuse from fans for his poor form.

The fact that Liverpool recorded their best ever league points tally in his absence and look set to win the Champions League without him is another sign of the karma that was on show at Anfield.

Philippe Coutinho

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While there’s every chance there is some higher being that deemed it fitting for Liverpool to taste success on Tuesday evening that narrative would remove credit from those who earned it.

Jurgen Klopp, Divock Origi, Wijnaldum and Alisson are just a few names of the people that were most important to Liverpool’s dramatic and historic 4-3 comeback.

And as it has felt like every season since Klopp arrived, this feels like the first step on what will be a long and prosperous spell under the German.

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