It was one of the best days for Liverpool Football club last night, as they seemed to do the impossible as they beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to advance to the Champions League final for the second year running.
It was a magnificent performance from the Reds – really unbelievable.
And two second-half goals from sub and former Newcastle midfielder Ginny Wijnaldum put them at 3-0 in the second half – with former Newcastle winger James Milner also playing a big part last night.
After Ginny’s second goal it was all square after Barcelona had won 3-0 at home in the first leg.
Rafa Benitez – can elevate Newcastle to challenge Liverpool in future
And then from a wonderful corner taken by Alexander-Arnold (what a plyer this lad is) had caught the Barca defense sleeping, Origi got his second goals of the night as he joyously slammed the ball and the miracle was complete.
That goal will now be talked about for years!
Barcelona were well and truly a beaten side last night – make no mistake about that.
The faces of the Barcelona players at the end of the game seemed to be asking – what just happened?
This is exactly the type of atmosphere and wins Rafa Benitez can see on Tyneside in the not-too-distant future – and why he wants to stay.
If only he is supported.
The Liverpool and Newcastle fan bases have always been the best in the business.
And as we’ve said many times before there’s not much difference between the clubs – just that Liverpool have won the following titles since 1970.
11 league titles (no Premier League yet)
6 FA Cups
8 Football League Cups
5 Champions League titles
3 UEFA Cup (Europa League)
Liverpool fans – excuse me if I missed one or two out – I make that 33 titles, not including super cups and Charity Shield games and stuff like that.
Newcastle have won nothing since 1970.
So that’s the only difference in the clubs.
But last night’s celebrations at Liverpool could be on the agenda at Newcastle in the not too distant future.
There seems to be one man stopping it from happening right now – Mike Ashley.
But we have very high hopes for the upcoming summer transfer window and for the future of Newcastle United.
Sorry to be so positive -it must be the coffee.
Howay The Lads!!