Georginio Wijnaldum takes out ‘anger’ on Barcelona after starting as substitute
The midfielder scored twice in the space of three minutes shortly before the hour to make it 3-0 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate before Divock Origi’s second of the night in the 79th minute sent Liverpool into the Champions League final.
“Unbelievable,” Wijnaldum told BT Sport. “After the game in Spain, we were confident we could score four at home.
“Once again we showed that everything is possible in football. I was really angry at the manager that he put me on the bench but I had to do something to help the team when I came on.
“We believe it from the start. People from outside (the club), they thought it was not possible but we still managed to do this.”
The fourth goal was the standout moment as quick-thinking from Trent Alexander-Arnold from a corner set up Origi for an easy finish.
With Barca still setting up their defence and walking back slowly, the 20-year-old right-back spotted Origi completely unmarked and played a quick low cross for the Belgian to finish.
“I think it was just instinctive,” Alexander-Arnold said. “It was one of those moments where you see the opportunity.”