In a second leg tie against a side containing the world’s best player and a couple of lads who desperately wanted to leave Merseyside, Liverpool sent Barcelona back to Span a shell of the team that they thought they were.

Liverpool broke Barca 4-0 in possibly the greatest European night Anfield has ever seen.

No Roberto Firmino, no Mo Salah, no problem! Liverpool’s courage, belief, and brains erased a 0-3 deficit and as such, The Reds return to the Champions League Final for the second consecutive year.

Things could not have started better as Divock Origi struck in the 7th minute. Although they failed to get another before half time, the match was already on its way to finding the knife’s edge.

After Luis Suarez kicked out at Andrew Robertson off the ball forcing Gini Wijnaldum to come on as a substitute after the break, there was a barely time to take a breath. Liverpool continued to press the Catalonian club.

It did not take long for the Dutchman to make his mark. Two goals in two minutes from Wijnaldum squared the tie and piled even more pressure on the Blaugrana. Messi and company stood at ground level of an Anfield unleashed and looked shell shocked.

Then Trent Alexander-Arnold sealed his fate in the history of his boyhood club when he alertly had the entire Barcelona side off with the cheekiest of corners that Origi turned in before anyone blinked.

Madness descended upon Merseyside.

Here are four findings from the match.