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Inside the buzzing Liverpool dressing room after the extraordinary Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona

Mo Salah, Jurgen Klopp, Virgil van Dijk, Pepijn Lijnders and James Milner celebrate the win. Credit: PA

Liverpool have posted footage of a jubilant dressing room following their extraordinary comeback-from-the-dead Champions League semi-final win against Barcelona.

Mohamed Salah - who missed the game with concussion - is heard joking with James Milner that he might have to change his plans.

Barely audible over loud music, the striker says: "Have you planned to go on holiday?"

Other images show an exhausted-looking young right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold seemingly unable to take it the scale of the achievement.

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Two goals apiece from Belgian striker Divock Origi and half-time substitute Georginio Wijnaldum sent Liverpool into the final in Madrid, overturning a 3-0 deficit from the away leg against the La Liga giants.

Attention now turns to another English club, Tottenham Hotspur, who take on Ajax in Holland later on Wednesday looking to stage their own comeback having lost 1-0 at home last week.

Should Spurs triumph, it will set up the first all-English final since Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in 2008.

Divock Origi scored (R) after an ingenious corner by Trent Alexander-Arnold (L). Credit: PA

It was only the third time in the history of the European Cup that a team had come from three goals down after the first leg of a semi-final and progressed to the final, after Panathinaikos in 1970-71 and Barcelona in 1985-86.

No team has done it in the modern Champions League era.

The comeback was all the more unlikely given that Liverpool was without two of their first-choice forward line, Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Instead, it was Origi, the scorer of the crucial fourth goal in the 79th minute, who made the seemingly impossible, possible.

And it needed some remarkable ingenuity from Trent Alexander-Arnold, who pretended to walk away from taking a corner before quickly spinning round and sending in a low cross as Barcelona's players dawdled - Origi swept in the finish.

There were a few fraught moments for Liverpool in the final moments as they aimed to see out the game but marshalled by the ultra-cool Van Dijk they saw off any threat.

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The final whistle sparked wild scenes at the end with the whole squad and staff celebrating on the pitch in front of the Kop.

A communal singing of club anthem You'll Never Walk Alone capped the perfect evening.

Given the opposition, a team featuring arguably the greatest ever footballer in Messi, this will likely rank as Liverpool's greatest European performance, rivaling the comeback from three goals down against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.

Great performances from Georginio Wijnaldum (R) and Jordan Henderson (L) contributed to the win. Credit: PA

There was also the 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne in the 1977 European Cup and the 4-3 win from 2-0 down against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League semifinals.

For Barcelona, it was the second year in a row that they let a three-goal lead slip, having beaten Roma 4-1 at home in the quarterfinals in 2018 before losing the return leg 3-0 to go out.