Yet Liverpool will play Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26, because they got it right. They knew what they were best at, they knew what they had to do. They didn’t come to Rome in two minds about whether to dig in a steadfastly defend a three-goal lead. Attack is the best form of defence, with this team.
Jordan Henderson speaks
Liverpool skipper Henderson has been speaking to BT Sport.
“We never do it the easy way unfortunately. It was an amazing effort. In the first half we did well and scored some good goals. Overall we handled the situation well apart from the last 10 minutes. We need to stop that but I’m delighted we’re in the final.
“We knew it was important to score and get one early on. We were unlucky with their first goal but overall we have to be happy with what we have done over the two legs. We could have done better in this game but we’ve made it through to the final.
“We have another important game on the weekend against Chelsea and then we have Real Madrid in the final. We will go there with confidence.”