Liverpool vs FC Barcelona: Confirmed line-ups, second-leg UEFA

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Barcelona is looking to make its ninth Champions League final as it heads into the second leg of its semi-final against Liverpool with a commanding 3-0 lead. As for Liverpool, their squad is riddled with players who have tasted no such success in the past, making their sprint to the finish line all the more impressive. The Dutchman's involvement had been a doubt after he did not train with the rest of the team on the eve of the game, but has been named in the side by manager Jurgen Klopp.

But it was Liverpool who emerged triumphant on an epic night at Anfield, as the Reds faithful serenaded their team until long after the final whistle.

The Reds were dealt a bitter blow with news of star duo Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both ruled out through injury after the 3-0 humbling in the first-leg at Camp Nou last week.

Rivaldo's opener, a fantastic free-kick, increased the size of the mountain Liverpool had to climb and they were still trailing at half-time.

Alisson has played every minute of Champions League football this season.

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Late winners from the Belgium global against Everton and Newcastle - the latter of which was provided by Shaqiri's free-kick - have kept Liverpool in the title race, but it's in the Champions League now that the pair are now needed.

Robertson was just trying to rattle Messi, which a lot of players have tried down the years but not many have succeeded. However, Benitez's Reds had other ideas.

"At that moment, I might have said 'why did you do that?!'" Xabi Alonso astonishingly drew the scores level, tucking in the rebound after his penalty was saved.

Liverpool look like ending the season empty-handed after Manchester City's nervy 1-0 win over Leicester on Monday put Pep Guardiola's men in the driving seat to regain their Premier League title on Sunday.

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. With eight minutes to go, Kostas Manolas completed the comeback to spark remarkable scenes of celebration at the Stadio Olimpico.

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