Photos: Liverpool players and fans celebrate reaching Champions League final

2 May 2018

Liverpool reached the 2018 Champions League final and will play Real Madrid after seeing off Roma with an incredible 7-6 aggregate win.


Roma 4-2 Liverpool (6-7 agg)

Champions League Semi-Final Second Leg, Anfield
April 24, 2018

Goals: Milner OG 15’, Dzeko 52’, Nainggolan 86’, 90+3′; Mane 9’, Wijnaldum 26’


The Reds returned to the historic scene of European Cup triumphs No. 1 & No. 4 looking to keep dreams of winning their sixth alive and kicking.

It is now just one step from reality after Jurgen Klopp’s side booked their final spot eventually coming out on top of the highest-scoring semi-final in Champions League history.

The travelling Kop were in great numbers and fine voice in the away end which was decorated with all the usual magnificent banners—and a special one for Sean Cox.

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool supporters before the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool supporters before the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A crazy night got off to the perfect start when Sadio Mane finished a counter-attack, turning Roma’s task from improbable to impossible.

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Manes scores the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Manes celebrates scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Cue wild scenes in the away end…

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool supporters celebrate the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

An unlucky own goal from James Milner levelled the score and gave the hosts hope, but daylight was restored as Gini Wijnaldum headed his first away goal for the Reds. What a time to get it!

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Edin Dzeko made it 2-2 just after half-time before Radja Nainggolan ensured of a nervy finish with a quick-fire brace in the final five minutes.

But Klopp’s men held on to reach an eighth European Cup final, prompting fantastic scenes of celebration with the whole squad at the final whistle.

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool's Adam Lallana (right) and captain Jordan Henderson (#14) celebrate after the 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool players celebrate after the 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The heroes shared the moment with travelling Kop…

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates after the 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates after the 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool celebrate reaching the Champions League Final, with a banner for fan Sean Cox during the UEFA Champions League, Semi Final, Second Leg at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 2, 2018. (Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire)

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool supporters they celebrate after the 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool supporters celebrate after the 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The boss loved every second, reaping the rewards for his fine work…

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A couple of Liverpool legends joined in, with some fantastic memories of their own no doubt rekindled by the amazing scenes.

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Former Liverpool players Jamie Carragher and Jon Arne Risse watch as Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the 7-6 aggregate victory over AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Celebrations will go on long into the night both in Rome and at home as Kopites continue to dream of a sensational sixth European Cup success.

Bring on Real Madrid!

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