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John Aldridge's commentary to Liverpool's winning goal against Borussia Dortmund

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There were some incredible scenes at Anfield on Thursday night as Liverpool secured a remarkable 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund in Europa League. 

Jurgen Klopp's side looked all but out of the competition after German midfielder Marco Reus handed Dortmund a 4-2 aggregate lead. 

However, in 26 thrilling final minutes, Liverpool scored three times to secure their progression to the semi-finals. 

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It was Dejan Lovren who sealed the deal for the Merseyside outfit as his header in stoppage time sparked wild celebrations. 

Well, as the game approached its final stages, it's safe to say that club legend John Aldridge, who was on commentary duty for LFCTV, couldn't contain his excitement.  

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It really was breathtaking stuff for Aldridge, who was evidently overjoyed. The scenes were all rather special, but there's absolutely no way they beat Aldridge's reaction to the winner. 

You can listen to the brilliant commentary here: 

Reds chief Klopp was certainly pleased after the contest and revealed what he told his players at the interval. 

Following the game, as per Sky Sports, Klopp said: "The counter-attack of Dortmund is, in some moments, (something you cannot) defend and we saw that after four minutes, after nine minutes.

"Very often in football, the game is over then but not here, not with this Liverpool team. That is great to be part of.

"But at half-time, there was a good atmosphere because I was satisfied, not with the goals, but the game in general.

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"I told the lads, 'I was not there, but a few older Liverpool players - most of them now experts on television - were 3-0 down at half-time and won a Champions League final. So, even though it is not likely, it is possible. We should try it'. And they did. 

"We scored, and everyone could see something happening in the stadium. You could see it, hear it, smell it. Then a brilliant attacking situation - Dortmund 3-1.

"Then really that is the moment in football and life when you have to show character and that's what the lads did, and it was pretty cool to watch.

"To come back in a game like this against this highest quality opponent, you need a little bit of luck but everybody who saw the game would have to say, at the end, it was deserved."

After Friday's draw in Switzerland, Klopp and co. will be gearing up to take on Spanish outfit Villarreal in the semi-finals of the competition. Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla will meet in the other semi-final, with the games set to take place on April 28 and May 5.

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