Anfield erupted with jubilation as Klopp’s men staged an unimaginable comeback and won the second leg against Borussia Dortmund 4-3. It was a test of their character and the players did not disappoint at all. Let’s take a look at how the players fared on the big night.
Simon Mignolet – 6
The keeper made a couple of excellent stops but was not able to halt the goal-scoring machine of Aubameyang, Reus, and Mkhitaryan. In the first goal, he made a brilliant save from point-blank range but could not do much on the follow-up.
Nathaniel Clyne – 7
Clyne had a good game and was very effective with the runs on the flank. He also delivered some brilliant crosses inside the box, but couldn’t match the pace of Reus.
Mamadou Sakho – 8
Made some fine tackles inside the box and tried his best to mark and stop Aubameyang. Also scored the crucial third goal and had a great second half.
Dejan Lovren – 8.5
Lovren was not brilliant in defending but was decent. However, he showed a lot of character in the game. Scored the important winning goal right at the end and also delivered a couple of killer crosses in the six-yard box.
Alberto Moreno – 5.5
The left-back did not have the best of his games. He was guilty of losing possession leading to one of the goals and was caught out of position a few times.
Emre Can – 8
Can had an outstanding game in the midfield alongside Milner and ensured that his team keeps moving forward. He created the first goal and had a brilliant second half.
James Milner – 7
He had a decent game. In the first half, there were a lot of gaps in the midfield and Milner was a bit ineffective. But he picked his game up in the second half.
Philippe Coutinho – 8
Coutinho was guilty of giving away possession leading to the first goal but he made up for that with his performance in the later part of the game. He scored a brilliant goal and was a constant threat to the Dortmund defence.
Roberto Firmino – 6
Firmino could not manage to have an impact in front of goal. He was not looking as sharp as he was a few games back.
Adam Lallana – 5.5
He had a few moments in the initial part of the game but later on was a mere spectator and could not create any opportunities for the team.
Divock Origi – 8.5 (Man of the Match)
Origi has been in devastating form since the last three games. He scored the first goal with a clinical finish and was constantly making those runs inside the box. After the introduction of Sturridge, he played the perfect support role up-front.
Allen came in for Lallana at the stroke the hour and suddenly lifted the game and momentum for his side.
He was part of the double substitution at 62 minutes and his introduction brought a new dimension to the game and Liverpool started attacking with flair.
He came in for the injured Emre Can in the 82nd minute. Did not have much time to impress on the field.