Liverpool's victory over Barcelona inspired by quick-thinking ball boy

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Given the opposition, a team featuring arguably the greatest ever footballer in Messi, this will likely rank as Liverpool's greatest European performance, rivaling the comeback from three goals down against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.

Liverpool's utterly breathtaking 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final will live long in the memory for many, and fans of the Blaugrana will struggle to shake the image of their side being comprehensively dismantled.

"However, we are talking about the best players in the world and so to concede a goal like that shows your state of mind".

"They have it in their hands".

"If we do that then we did what we could do".

Another Cup final to erase the disappointment of another failure in the Champions League except, just like previous year, even a domestic double will not come close. It's just the start.

"We got what we deserved". It's something we have to build on.

"The fans, they pushed us to the end". The only thing we can do is try to win both: the Wolves game and the final.

"We knew everything could happen and we are really proud of what we have achieved".

No team has done it in the modern Champions League era. "That's something we work towards". "I feel City already have that bit of status because they have been dominating past year so much".

"I was thinking that if Liverpool scored a second it was going to be very hard and with this atmosphere, it's hard to put up with", he said.

The focus of the 20-year-old on that play was outrageous. Nobody expected the five-time champions to mount a comeback against Barca, who came into the match with a 3-0 lead from the first leg. The scoreline over there was not how the game actually was.

Jurgen Klopp's side can add Barcelona to their list of scalps after the most remarkable of semi-final contests at Anfield. We didn't expect a situation like this. "But here we are and the coach has to take responsibility". It was just fantastic for all the boys and everyone involved with Liverpool and now we can focus on the last game of the season on Sunday.

However, the Reds - one point behind Manchester City heading into the final Premier League match of the season on Sunday - have not won the league since 1990 while they last conquered Europe in 2005, with their latest silverware coming via the 2012 Carabao Cup. We were celebrating, some of the guys were crying. Me? No!