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Why Liverpool's Champions League final appearance means more this season

Liverpool reaching the Champions League final this season will mean more this time around compared to when they did it 12 months ago.

Barcelona were ejected from the competition by Jurgen Klopp’s side on Tuesday evening and will now miss out on the final in Madrid while Liverpool have a second crack at the trophy.

The fact that Real Madrid beat the Reds in the final in Kiev last season and will now watch as this Anfield outfit competes for their trophy has a pleasing ring to it.

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Any doubt that Liverpool deserve their place in the final will have vanished after they launched one of the most dramatic comebacks in the history of the game.

What makes the way they progressed all the more impressive is the fact that they did it with Divock Origi up front with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah sidelined with injury.

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The Belgian might be a good forward in his own right but his injured teammates are in a different bracket altogether.

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Although reaching the final in Kiev last season was a huge achievement, doing so again this season will mean more.

It would be criminal if Liverpool cannot win silverware this season after the way they have pushed Manchester City all the way in the Premier League, setting and breaking records along the way.

Klopp and his players deserve the recognition that silverware brings and it looks as though they have a brilliant chance to make this season one of the most memorable in living memory.

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