Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has revealed that he felt as though he had played for his former club after Jurgen Klopp's side beat German outfit Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Trailing 4-2 on aggregate, the Reds secured a remarkable turnaround to book their place in the semi-finals of the competition.
Carragher, who watched on at Anfield, has insisted that he found it 'impossible to sleep' as his 'mind was racing' after viewing the incredible 90 minutes.
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Taking to his column in the Daily Mail, the former Liverpool man has suggested that he went through all the emotions that he did as a player.
He stated: "So that is what 'heavy metal football' under Jurgen Klopp looks like: it is relentless, intense and dramatic and leaves you breathless. For the first time since entering retirement, I got home from a game on Thursday and felt like I'd played.
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Carragher has his say
"My mind was racing and I found it impossible to sleep. That was something I became accustomed to during my career, but, having sat through Liverpool's extraordinary comeback against Borussia Dortmund, I had all the emotions of how it used to be as a player. That's how good it was.
"I never really used to appreciate the atmosphere inside the stadium for these occasions because I would put myself into a zone where all that mattered was winning. You concentrate so hard on what is happening in front of you, everything else gets blocked out. You play in a bubble."
Now for the final
Liverpool, then, will now be hoping to get the job done and secure their place in the final of the tournament.
After eliminating rivals Manchester United and Dortmund, the Reds will most definitely be confident of claiming the prestigious honour. Spanish outfit Villarreal won't be an easy task, of course, but there could be no stopping Klopp's side in the pursuit of success.
For now, though, the focus will be on securing all three points when they take on Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.
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