Liverpool-Dortmund 4-3 Highlights Video- Spirit of Istanbul evoked by Reds in thriller at Anfield


Played on 14.4.2016 in 2015/16 EL season at Anfield, Liverpool

Anfield witnesses one of its greatest European nights as Liverpool stage a fantastic comeback to beat Dortmund in a thriller at Anfield

Sequence of goals in Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund 4-3

8:23 | English commentary |

LFC Dortmund 0-1 Mkhitaryan 5
LFC Dortmund 0-2 Aubameyang 9
LFC Dortmund 1-2 Origi 48
LFC Dortmund 1-3 Reus 57
LFC Dortmund 2-3 Coutinho 66
LFC Dortmund 3-3 Sakho 77
LFC Dortmund 4-3 Lovren 90+1

Istanbul all over again for Liverpool fans as their players gave them a night to remember at Anfield in the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal against German giants Borussia Dortmund.

The Reds were down 2-0 within ten minutes as Dortmund cut them to pieces through goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Divock Origi pulled a goal back after half time but the Reds’ task became a mountain as Marco Reus restored Dortmund’s two goal advantage, leaving them to score three in half an hour as visiting boss Thomas Tuchel stood delighted on the sidelines.

On 62 minutes, Klopp introduced Joe Allen in place of Adam Lallana and the Welsh medio, whose future at Anfield is in doubt with just over a year to go on his current deal, helped orchestrate a stirring comeback. First was a great strike from Philippe Coutinho after some delicate interplay from the Reds to break BVB down.

Ten minutes later, Liverpool equalised as the Dortmund defence went to sleep and gave Mamadou Sakho a free header from a corner, which he duly nodded in. That prompted Anfield to push their side to go for a win, and suddenly Dortmund were up against it, with the crowd playing its role of the 12th man to perfection.

The dream fairytale ending came in the first minute of extra time, when a cleverly worked free kick found its way to James Milner, whose beautiful cross was headed in by Dejan Lovren. The Guardian live score blogger was so excited by it, that he forgot to spell!

They’ve won it! What a climax! Liverpool rolled the free kick to Sturridge, who helped it on daintily to Milner, whose corners have been awful but his crosses from open play have been lovely, and none lovelier than this one. Lovren rises high at the far post to head into the net!

There was a moment of worry as Gundogan whipped in a last minute free kick- it might have well gone through in another universe, but tonight Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp were not to be denied. King Kenny and Ian Rush were in tears at the final whistle but belted out YNWA as the Reds celebrated one of their greatest ever European triumphs.

The Reds are now favourites to lift the Europa League. If you’re betting on Ladbrokes, like we do, you’d have noticed that they are now 7/4 favs to win the title. That was 9/2 before the second leg tie, with Dortmund then quoted at a more favourable 9/4 to go all the way.

Sevilla always do well in the Europa League, but the Andalusians, along with Shakhtar and Villarreal shouldn’t really bother a Liverpool side that’s had real belief infused into it by Klopp. After Barcelona’s shock exit, they’re the only side left in Europe (both CL and EL) to remain unbeaten this season.

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