POST MATCH: Barcelona dumped out of the Champions League by outstanding Liverpool

Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League at the semi final stage, after a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.

Ernesto Valverde's side led 3-0 from the first leg, and he recalled his big guns after resting his entire first eleven in the weekend defeat at Celta Vigo.

However they had no response to the force of Liverpool's performance at Anfield, with Divock Origi slotting the hosts in front after just seven minutes. 

Barcelona had chances to get themselves back into the tie in the first half, with Alisson saving from former Reds players Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez before the break.

Liverpool looked to force the issue after the break, and a quick fire double from Gini Wijnaldum turned the tie on its head eight minutes after the restart, as the Dutch midfielder levelled the tie on aggregate.

As the tie ticked towards extra time, Liverpool responded with force and Origi was the unlikely hero, as he turned home a low cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold five minutes from time to send the hosts in dreamland, and confine Barcelona to a second successive semi final exit.

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