Liverpool Fly English Flag As They Reach Another European Final

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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:

The welcome must have worked, as Liverpool scored after just six minutes to cancel out Villarreal’s aggregate advantage:

Alphonse Areola, the Villarreal goalkeeper, had a few nervy moments, and that brought out the inner child of every Twitter user:

With Sevilla getting the better of Shakhtar in the other semi, it was close to Spanish dominance in European competitions:

Villarreal looked dangerous through Cedric Bakambu, but a certain Croatian was in top form:

He wasn’t the only one having a good game, as Roberto Firmino pulled off a sensational turn:

But it was Sturridge who hit the crucial second goal:

And it all went tits up for the ‘Yellow Submarine’ when Victor Ruiz was shown a second yellow card:

Adam Lallana added a third to put the tie beyond doubt, and send Liverpool into the final:

Jurgen Klopp’s European adventure continues. Next stop, Basel…