5 reasons why Liverpool have been dominant in Europe
Liverpool have been as unlikely a finalist as we have seen in recent times but if you have been following their campaign closely, you'd know that none of their exploits is due to sheer luck.
Jurgen Klopp's side has struggled on occasion in the Premier League. But they have been a force to reckon with and then some in Europe and there are plenty of factors that have propelled them to the brink of Champions League glory.
Let's take a look at 5 of the main reasons why Liverpool have been dominant in Europe this season.
#5 Anfield, the fortress
When it comes to attaining success in Europe, you can't afford to slip up at home. And doing that requires a lot of consistency. Anfield has always been one of the most hostile places to visit for travelling clubs and their fans and this season has been no different.
It is at Anfield that all of Liverpool's most important ties were decided. The quarter-final tie against Manchester City was expected to go the Cityzens' way. But Klopp and his men had different ideas. They were rampant in the first leg at Anfield and put 3 past Ederson to pile up the pressure on Manchester City and they crumbled.
In the semi-final tie against Roma, Liverpool put as many as 5 past their opponents and nearly sealed a spot in the final after the first leg. Liverpool have been undefeated at home in the Champions League this season and that has gone a long way in helping them have a real shot at glory now.