Liverpool are in the Europa League final, after blowing away Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield in the semi-final second leg.
Villarreal Captain Bruno Soriano’s early own goal levelled things on aggregate, before Daniel Sturridge scored a crucial second on the night.
Adam Lallana scored a third to wrap things up, and sent the Reds through to the final, where they will play reigning champions Sevilla.
As always, Twitter was in fine form throughout the tie, coming up with some beauties as Liverpool’s latest European conquest continued.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Before the game, there was an amazing welcome for the Liverpool squad:
— Football Away Days (@footyawayday) May 5, 2016
— SCOUSE POWER (@AVANTILIVERPOOL) May 5, 2016
The welcome must have worked, as Liverpool scored after just six minutes to cancel out Villarreal’s aggregate advantage:
GOAL, Liverpool! Reds pull level on aggregate through a Bruno Soriano own goal! #LFCVIL
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 5, 2016
Own Goal is having a stormer this week.
— SportsJOE – Football (@SportsJOE_FC) May 5, 2016
Alphonse Areola, the Villarreal goalkeeper, had a few nervy moments, and that brought out the inner child of every Twitter user:
Villarreal's goalkeeper is called Areola. He's a bit of a nipple.
— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) May 5, 2016
Awful goalkeeping from Areola, he's made a right tit of himself there.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 5, 2016
With Sevilla getting the better of Shakhtar in the other semi, it was close to Spanish dominance in European competitions:
So only Liverpool standing in the way of four Spanish clubs in European finals? Some record, that.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) May 5, 2016
Villarreal looked dangerous through Cedric Bakambu, but a certain Croatian was in top form:
Who is this number 6 for Liverpool and what has he done with Dejan Lovren? #LFCVIL
— Marley Anderson (@91Marley) May 5, 2016
Drug test Lovren
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 5, 2016
He wasn’t the only one having a good game, as Roberto Firmino pulled off a sensational turn:
— Fan of the Jets (@JetsFan_TC10) May 5, 2016
But it was Sturridge who hit the crucial second goal:
GOALLLLLLLL! DANIEL STURRIDGE!
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) May 5, 2016
Doubts and complications aplenty with Daniel Sturridge. But he's showing tonight what a gifted player he is underneath all that.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) May 5, 2016
And it all went tits up for the ‘Yellow Submarine’ when Victor Ruiz was shown a second yellow card:
Very soft, naive from Victor Ruiz. We'll take that #LIVvVIL
— Mitch Cohen (@MitchRWCohen) May 5, 2016
Adam Lallana added a third to put the tie beyond doubt, and send Liverpool into the final:
Adam Lallana books Liverpool's place in the Europa League final… pic.twitter.com/rtW1mKoxhP
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) May 5, 2016
— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) May 5, 2016
Jurgen Klopp’s European adventure continues. Next stop, Basel…