Gary Lineker makes Liverpool FC claim after 4-0 win over FC Barcelona

Spurs legend Gary Lineker credits Liverpool FC with producing one of the best Champions League results in the competition's history

Social Spy
By Social Spy
Gary Lineker
England legend Gary Lineker (Photo: BT Sport)

Gary Lineker has praised Liverpool FC for producing “one of the greatest nights in the history of European football” following Tuesday’s 4-0 victory over FC Barcelona.

The Reds were left with a daunting task ahead of the second leg after Liverpool FC lost 3-0 to FC Barcelona in the opening fixture at Camp Nou last week.

Jurgen Klopp was without Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah for the second leg to make Liverpool FC’s task even more difficult ahead of their return game at Anfield.

Liverpool FC made the breakthrough in the seventh minute when Divock Origi finished from close range after Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane combined to unlock the Reds defence.

The Merseyside outfit lost Andy Robertson to injury at half-time but his replacement Georginio Wijnaldum scored a quick-fire double with goals in the 54th and 56th minutes.

Origi completed the comeback with 11 minutes to go when the Belgium international was alert to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quick-thinking corner at Anfield.

Lineker incurred the wrath of Liverpool FC supporters when the retired Spurs striker was caught on camera celebrating Lionel Messi’s free-kick in the first leg at Camp Nou along with Rio Ferdinand.

However, the BT Sport host was quick to send a heartfelt message to Liverpool FC after their sensational comeback on Tuesday night.

Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Congratulations to @LFC. It was an absolute delight to be there to witness one of the greatest nights in the history of European football. A truly astonishing performance. 👏👏👏”

Liverpool FC will take on either Tottenham Hotspur or Ajax in the Champions League final on 1 June in Madrid.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Frank Lampard
‘He’s got great talent’: Frank Lampard raves about Chelsea FC star
Martin Keown
Martin Keown claims 21-year-old isn’t good enough for Arsenal
Charlie Nicholas
Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Aston Villa v Man United
Gary Neville
Gary Neville reacts to Mason Greenwood’s display in Man United’s 3-0 win at Aston Villa
Frank Lampard
‘He’s got great talent’: Frank Lampard raves about Chelsea FC star
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Aston Villa v Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Mikel Arteta
‘Very good’: Ashely Cole gives verdict on 23-year-old Arsenal defender
Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw: Teenage forward can become a Man United legend for sure
Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham sets out Chelsea FC contract demands – report