Divock Origi has given a glimpse into Jurgen Klopp's half-time team talk following Liverpool's incredible comeback victory in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals over Borussia Dortmund on Thursday (14 April). The Reds have booked a place in the semi-finals alongside Sevilla, who have won the competition for the last two years, Villarreal and Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Merseyside club looked dead and buried inside 10 minutes of the second-leg at Anfield, when the Bundesliga side took a 2-0 lead with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which saw them go up 3-1 in the aggregate. Liverpool, however, showed fight in the second half when Origi halved the deficit but it did not last long as Marco Reus restored their two goal cushion with a delicious finish from a Mats Hummels through ball.
Klopp's men, however, refused to give in and continued to fight back and goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho leveled the game at 3-3 but Dortmund were still favourites on account of the number of away goals scored. It took an innovative free-kick and a lofted cross to the far post which found Dejan Lovren during injury time for the Reds to complete their comeback and book a place in the last four.
It was not the first time Liverpool had mounted such a comeback, with the most recent memory being the Champions League final in 2005, when they overcame a three-goal deficit to beat AC Milan via penalties.
"The coach told us 'create a moment to tell our grandchildren, make it a special night for the fans'," Origi said, following the 4-3 victory at Anfield, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"We believed. When we scored the first goal we all felt it was going to be a special moment. At the end, defenders and strikers were all fighting for the ball and I think we deserved the win," the Belgian forward added.