Liverpool were amazingly back on their feet in the Champions League top match this season after last season’s defeat in the final.
The steep journey was passed by the Reds to get to this phase.
In the summer of last year, Jurgen Klopp further strengthened his team by bringing in several qualified players in several different positions.
One of the most important recruits was Alisson Becker, which made the goalkeeper sector become one of the most improved sector in the team.
Likewise in the midfield sector with the presence of Fabinho and Naby Keita.
As a result, Liverpool’s squad is more complete.
No wonder the Reds were able to perform amazingly throughout the season, not only in the Champions League, but also in the Premier League where they ended the season with 97 points despite failing to win.
What was the Reds trip looks like from the group stage to the Champions League final this season?
The Reds joined in the group of hell, namely Group C along with wealthy French club PSG, Serie A top-flight Napoli, to the Serbian dark horse team, Red Star Belgrade.
Despite having won 3-2 in the first matchday against PSG, the Reds actually had to swallow defeat when they visited Napoli’s headquarters.
The Reds then paid for it with a 3-0 win over Red Star.
Disasters came when Liverpool unexpectedly collapsed at home to Red Star.
The suffering continued on the fifth matchday after Mohamed Salah and co. defeated 1-2 by the host PSG.
Liverpool also had to undergo a dead or alive match against Napoli.
Single goal from Salah is enough to lead Liverpool to qualify for the knock-out phase.
Following are the results Liverpool achieved in the full group stage phase:
09/19/19 Liverpool 3-2 PSG
04/10/18 Napoli 1 – 0 Liverpool
25/10/18 Liverpool 4 – 0 Red Star
11-07-18 Red Star 2 – 0 Liverpool
11/29/18 PSG 2 – 1 Liverpool
12/12/18 Liverpool 1 – 0 Napoli
Big 16 and Quarter Final
Finish the group phase as runner up make the Reds have to get a heavyweight opponents in the round of 16, namely Bayern Munich.
Both teams played a goalless draw in the first leg at Anfield.
Outstanding performances were shown by Liverpool in the second leg.
Sadio Mane appeared impressive by scoring two goals to bring the Reds to a 3-1 win.
The draw in the quarter-finals was seems to sided the Reds because they got an opponent they had eliminated last season, Porto.
Sure enough, Liverpool did not get any hard obstacle in this eighth phase.
Klopp’s troops have the right to advance to the semifinals thanks to a 6-1 aggregate victory.
the Reds’s steep journey continues in the semifinals.
Facing the favorite team champion, Barcelona, Liverpool must give up three goals without reply when visiting the Camp Nou in the first leg.
These results certainly make many people doubt Liverpool’s opportunity to escape the pinhole.
Especially in the second leg they could not be strengthened by Salah and Roberto Firmino.
But this was where the magic happens. Liverpool miraculously run over Barca with a 4-0 win in front of their loyal supporters at Anfield.
The Reds returned to the final for the second time in a row
Final: Tottenham vs Statistics
The All England Final takes place this season.
Liverpool had to wait for the challenge of Tottenham Hotspur who excelled at getting rid of Manchester City and Ajax Amsterdam in the previous round.
Liverpool are believed to have a greater chance of becoming champions because their experience in Europe is beyond doubt.
Unlike the Spurs who have just reached the Champions League final for their very first season.
In addition, Liverpool deserved to be the favorite to win the final match this time because they managed to get two wins over Tottenham in the Premier League this season, both with a score of 2-1.
However, Liverpool certainly do not want to get ahead with their favorite status for the final match this time.
Moreover, the Reds troops are still overshadowed by failures in last season’s final.
Below is the latest highlight video of Liverpool journey to Madrid: