Many new milestones were set when Klopp’s students won 4-0 on May 7, to reach the Champions League final.
Liverpool were the first English team to enter two consecutive Champions League finals, after Man Utd in 2008 and 2009.
This is also the ninth time Liverpool have reached the Champions League final and the European Cup precursor tournament. Historically, only Real Madrid (16 times), AC Milan (11 times) and Bayern Munich (10 times) played more finals than they.
Losing 0-3 in the first leg but Liverpool completed an incredible upside when beating Barca 4-0 at home and won a Champions League final for the second year in a row. However, the upstream scenario is not rare in this year’s tournament. Before Liverpool, there were four other times the team lost in the first leg in this year’s Champions League knockout round. This number is more than any other previous season.
Liverpool suffered massive losses in this match when Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were absent due to injury. Andrew Robertson also suffered from pain and had to leave the field after half-time. However, the rest of Liverpool players have played bravely, and they also set new records.
With an assist for Divock Origi to score 4-0, right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is Liverpool’s most versatile player in all competitions this season (14). Meanwhile, with a double in this match, Origi first scored in the Champions League and became Liverpool’s 50th player to score in this field.
Georginio Wijnaldum was the first Liverpool player to make a double after coming on as a substitute in the Champions League since Ryan Babel did the same thing against Besiktas in 2007. He was also the first substitute player scored two goals against Barca.
Anfield continues to be a solid fulcrum for Liverpool in the European arena. This is the 19th time they have played a European Cup semi-final here and only once failed to Leeds United at Fairs Cup in the 1970-1971 season.
This is the fourth time in history, a team leading three goals or more after the first leg in the Champions League knockout round receives the final defeat. This also happened to Barca in the quarterfinals last year, when they beat Roma 4-1 in the first leg but were eliminated for losing 0-3 in the second leg.