Liverpool completed an incredible comeback over Barcelona on Tuesday night (you might have heard) – and it has deflated the Catalan side as much as it has sent everyone on Merseyside jubilant.
Several pundits have claimed that Ernesto Valverde, the Barca boss, could lose his job over the collapse, despite his side winning the Spanish title, while underperforming players like Philippe Coutinho are likely to face even more scrutiny now.
It’s like Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum have broken Barca.
A report in Spanish publication Sport claimed: “The dressing room isn’t united and there are many doubts surrounding the squad.
“[Jasper] Cillessen has already said he wants to leave. Coutinho has endured a poor season, [Ivan] Rakitic’s future is up in the air and Arthur has been relegated to being a bench player.
“That once strong bond of pure confidence has been weakened.”
According to the Liverpool ECHO, Lionel Messi could reportedly not bring himself to even look at his teammates at the final whistle.
After capitulating against Roma last season as well, it is becoming a theme for Barca, who have not won the competition since 2015.
For the Reds to have had such an effect on a great side shows the mammoth size of the achievement. It was the best ever Anfield European night – a miraculous game which will live long in the memory no matter the outcome of the final.
And after what happened on Tuesday night, could another miracle occur on Sunday? You just never know…