Liverpool beat Borussia Dortmund: stars react on social media

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Liverpool produced a memorable Europa League fightback against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on Thursday night to secure their place in the semi-final of the competition. 

Trailing 4-2 on aggregate, Jurgen Klopp's side scored three goals in the final 24 minutes to secure the most unlikeliest of victories. 

With the scores level after the first-leg, Dortmund race into a 2-0 lead on the night thanks to early goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.


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Belgium striker Divock Origi handed the Reds a lifeline after the break but Marco Reus appeared to dash any hopes of a fightback. 

But Liverpool weren't to be denied; Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho hit back before Dejan Lovren headed home in stoppage time. 

Unsurprisingly, following the memorable European clash, a number of Liverpool legends took to social media to express their delight.

Social media reaction 

Jamie Carragher, who was watching on from inside the stadium, took to Instagram as the players celebrated after the contest. The club's former centre-back also sent a message on Twitter, claiming very few clubs are capable of these nights. 

The club's former captain Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, labelled the clash 'incredible', while Xabi Alonso posted a message, stating: 'this is Anfield'. 

And, while he's certainly not a club legend, even Mario Balotelli got in on the act...

Klopp has his say 

Klopp, who eliminated his former side in the process, insisted that it had been a wonderful for his side, claiming that his players deserve the credit. 

Speaking to BT Sport after the contest, as per the Guardian, the revered coach stated: “It was a wonderful, wonderful night. That was football at its best, a great game to experience for everyone involved. We wanted to be brave but that becomes more difficult when you go behind so early, though in the end I think the result was deserved. We might have got a little bit lucky but we never stopped trying and we created a lot of chances.

"The counter-attack of Dortmund is well known, and they hit us twice. Very often in football the game would have been over, but not here, not with this Liverpool team. As was proved in 2005 when Liverpool came back from three goals down to win a Champions League final, anything is possible if you try.

“It did not really look likely at first, but when we started to come back everyone could see something changed inside the stadium. You could feel it and smell it. We had to show our character and that’s exactly what the lads did. It was pretty cool to watch, but the lads deserve all the credit.”

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