Liverpool were able to, dare I say so, comfortably beat Barcelona in the second leg. Comfortably enough to advance to the finals when just one Barca goal could have stopped them. But the players were on another level of concentration for the entire ninety minutes.
Peter Crouch wasn’t watching the game but he was certainly following it. Barcelona were comfortably swatted aside by Jurgen Klopp’s players, even at half strength. Peter Crouch felt sick watching it unfold from far away.
The Stoke City here spent some time at Liverpool, where he went 24 hours of gametime without scoring once and has been following our progress under Klopp. In his days we used to go to the Athens final and lose to Milan. Now under Klopp, we have already lost a final and are on our way to finally lifting the cup with the big ears.
Crouch also thinks that Liverpool beating Barcelona by 4-0 at Anfield to advance to the UEFA Champions League final is the greatest night at the stadium. Ever. Well, there can be a debate on that matter but let’s see what he says:
“It was a privilege to play in a semi-final but what I saw was miles ahead of the night when I was involved against Chelsea in 2007. I wouldn’t say it was better than Istanbul, as that was a final, but I will stick this statement out there: Beating Barcelona was Anfield’s greatest night.”
– Peter Crouch via The Daily Mail