Photos: Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal — Spectacular Anfield night sees Reds through to Europa League final

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There were some fantastic photograph opportunities throughout as Liverpool overcame Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield on Thursday night to book a place in the Europa League final.

Earlier in the evening fans lined the pavements of Anfield Road to welcome the team bus to the ground, forming a sea of red and white flags and banners.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool supporters welcome the team coaches to the stadium before the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Villarreal CF at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool supporters welcome the team coaches to the stadium before the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Villarreal CF at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Inside the ground supporters then held up a mosaic paying tribute to the Hillsborough victims – this being Liverpool’s first home game since the recent inquest verdicts.

A poignant, loud and passionate You’ll Never Walk Alone rung around the ground as the teams came out, Jurgen Klopp‘s side trailing 1-0 to the Spaniards from the first leg a week ago.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Villarreal CF at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's supporters celebrate scoring the first goal against Villarreal during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's Spion Kop before the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Villarreal CF at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Daniel Sturridge scrambled the ball into the net off Villarreal defender Bruno Soriano for a seventh minute opener to level the tie at 1-1.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the first goal against Villarreal during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against Villarreal during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sturridge later got his goal to double Liverpool’s lead on the night and edge the Reds closer to the final, before Adam Lallana made sure of the 3-1 aggregate victory late on.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Villarreal during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the third goal against Villarreal during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp takes his Liverpool side to face Sevilla in the final in Basel on Wednesday, 18th May with silverware and Champions League qualification at stake for the winner.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates his side's 3-0 victory over Villarreal, reaching the final 3-1 on aggregate, during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Nathaniel Clyne celebrate after his side's 3-0 victory over Villarreal, reaching the final 3-1 on aggregate, during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's players celebrate at the final whistle after his side's 3-0 victory over Villarreal, reaching the final 3-1 on aggregate, during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

All photographs courtesy of Propaganda Photo.

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