The miracle of Istanbul 2005 Champions League final between AC Milan and Liverpool, came home to Anfield as the Reds achieved a three-goal swing late into the second half.
Jurgen Klopp was without captain Jordan Henderson and took a risk selecting James Milner in central midfield, which is by the way his favourite position. Leaving Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva on the bench proved to be a mistake as the home side lost control.
Dortmund cut through early on as Henrikh Mkhitaryan shot in a rebound from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s attempt in the fifth minute.
Just three minutes later Liverpool were too high up the pitch and Reus ran through before playing a great long ball to Aubameyang that cut the defence and he hit it hard passed the near post to make it 2-0.#
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Liverpool had to win due to the away goal rule, after drawing 1-1 away. It was all the Reds thereafter but they repeatedly failed to hit the net with the likes of Firmino, Coutinho and Lallana all coming close but produced nervous shots failed to trouble the keeper.
In the second half Divock Origi was given a neat through ball, his first touch was excellent before tipping it through Weidenfeller’s legs. However the Reds were guilty of playing high again as Reus got through Clyne this time and easily shot to the low right of the goal to retain a two goal lead.
The substitution which changed the game was when Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge came on for the last 30 minutes.
Liverpool suddenly needed to find three more but, midway through the half, Philippe Coutinho completed a fine run by firing into the bottom corner from outside the box and Anfield erupted when Mamadou Sakho got the final touch on a corner with just over 10 minutes to go.
Then in injury time Dejan Lovren scored the winning goal, as James Milner crossed for the Croatian to head home and the Liverpool fans went crazy.