Liverpool Set New Record After Champions League Triumph

Liverpool players celebrate a goal against Villarreal in the Champions League semi final on May 3, 2022.

Liverpool set a new record after their 3-2 comeback against Villareal in the Champions League second leg semifinal match. 

The Reds, who are currently the Carabao cup winners have become the first English club to reach the cup finals of the Champions League, Fa Cup and League Cup. 

Jürgen Klopp's men are second in the premier League a point behind league leaders Manchester City with a handful of games to go.

Klopp who recently extended his stay at Anfield equaled a record set by some of the elite coaches like Marcello Lippi, Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti becoming the fourth coach to reach the UEFA Champions League final for a fourth time.

After qualifying for the final Liverpool became the fourth team to reach as many as 10 Champions League finals joining top clubs like Real Madrid, AC Milan and Bayern Munich with 16, 11, and 11 respectively.

They also set a new club history having scored 139 goals in 57 games in all competitions in 2021/2022, their highest ever total in a single season. 

Klopp was also full of praise to his opponents Villareal after their spirited campaign despite the aggregate goal ending as 5-2 in favour of the Reds. 

“Such respect to Villarreal, a wonderful stadium, Unai is doing an incredible job. It feels so special to us. We deserved it in the end. It was massive from the boys,” Klopp stated.  

The German manager compared the comeback to other against the likes of Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. 

“I think tonight is on par with other comebacks like the one against Dortmund or Barcelona. It was incredible to come back from 2-0 down when it looked like a third goal for them was more likely. 

 "I've seen a lot of games but reacting how we've reacted here was incredible,” Klopp noted.