Reds dump out Barca with amazing 4-0 victory

Liverpool win 4-3 on aggregate

Liverpool have been slashed from 22-1 to 4-9 to win the Champions League after dumping Barcelona out of the competition with an astonishing 4-0 victory at Anfield.

The Premier League side trailed 3-0 after the first leg at Camp Nou and were 20-1 to reach the final but rose to the occasion with Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum helping themselves to two goals each.

Origi got his chance due to the absence of injured strikers Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah and was on the scoresheet after just seven minutes.

Liverpool suffered another injury blow when Andy Robertson had to be substituted at half-time but his replacement, Wijnaldum, turned the tie on its head with two goals inside the space of just three second-half minutes.

Barca cleared their heads for a while but bedlam ensued in the 79th minute when Trent Alexander-Arnold's clever corner picked out Origi, who swept Liverpool into a 4-3 aggregate lead.

Jurgen Klopp's side saw out the game with intelligence and determination to book a place in the final for the second successive season.

For Barca, just 1-50 to qualify in the pre-match prices, it was a similar scenario to last season's quarter-final when they won the home leg 4-1 against Roma before losing 3-0 in the Italian capital.

Despite their history of heavy away defeats (they also lost 4-0 to Paris St-Germain in 2017) the odds on a 4-0 loss on Merseyside were 66-1.

Liverpool's first chance to win a trophy comes on Sunday with the conclusion of the Premier League.

The Reds are 13-2 to win the title although they could have a threadbare squad for Sunday's match at home to Wolves.

Robertson has joined Firmino and Salah in the Reds treatment room and it remains to be seen what part the trio can play in the rest of the season.

Match in Focus

19:30 We 19Feb SKY

Man City v West Ham

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • City average 3.5 goals per game against West Ham under Pep Guardiola’s management
Expert verdict
Man City’s off-pitch issues will overshadow this fixture but that shouldn’t stop them from easing to a victory over West Ham. The Citizens are out of the title battle but they remain strong at home and are up against a West Ham team who are winless in five league matches.



Whether it's the Johnstone's Paint Trophy or the Champions League, Soccerbase will ensure you don't experience a big cup upset


Agonising over Aberdeen?
Yearning for Yeovil? Our database is crammed with every football club you could possibly wish for


A plethora of players ranging from Adebayor to Zamora. All you need to know to find out who is the best bet to score next


Card-happy control freak?
Astute arbiter? Make the right decision on any referee with the help of our specialist pages


From Allardyce to Zola, our massive manager database, with histories and win ratios, is sure to get your vote of confidence