London: Liverpool FC put up yet another splendid exhibition in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final against Villareal in front of an electric Anfield crowd, overpowering The Yellow Submarines 3-0, thus progressing to the final on 3-1 aggregate.
Coming into the second leg with a one goal deficit, Jürgen Klopp’s men stepped on the gas from the word go, finding the net in the seventh minute through when Bruno Soriano, thereby levelling the aggregate.
Liverpool continued to ruffle their opponents with some energetic pressing and reaped the reward soon after the half time when Daniel Sturridge probably scored one of his most important goals in the 63rd minute to put the Reds on the brink of a sparkling victory.
Adam Lallana then confirmed his side’s clash against Europa League holders Sevilla, who beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 in their semi-final, in Basel on 18 May when he tucked in from close range as Anfield erupted into a massive celebration.
Although the win was not as dramatic as the one against Borussia Dortmund, Klopp and his men in red were spurred enough to give their fans a reason to celebrate by an electric version of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before kick-off as home fans paid tribute to those who died in the Hillsborough disaster.
Jurgen Klopp, in his first season at the helm, has now led the team to two finals, and remains on course to win his first, after the defeat by Manchester City in the League Cup final.For all the latest Sports News, download NewsX App