Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp‘s halftime gamble looks like it’s paid off handsomely.
Klopp inserted Georginio Wijnaldum into the match for Andrew Robertson, and the Netherlands international scored a brace in two minutes to tie the aggregate score at 3-3, with all the momentum on Liverpool’s side.
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In the first goal, Trent Alexander-Arnold stole back a ball, dribbled forward down the right wing before sending in a cross into the box. It trook a slight deflection and ended up at the oncoming Wijnaldum’s feet before he fired home. Wijnaldum’s shot deflected off the hand of Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and in.
Two minutes later Xherdan Shaqiri, back in the starting lineup, delivered an outstanding cross into the box. Wijnaldum rose first and headed home past the on-looking ter Stegen to the absolute delight of the Anfield crowd.
Watch the goals below: