On this day in 2016 Liverpool beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 in one of the most dramatic European nights ever at Anfield.
Following the 1-1 draw in the first leg of the tie at the Westfalendstadion, Liverpool welcomed Thomas Tuchel’s Dortmund to Anfield for the second leg of the Europa League quarter final. Ahead of the match Liverpool and Dortmund supporters performed one of the most hair raising renditions of You’ll Never Walk Alone of the past decade. It wasn’t long until the moment was spoiled for Liverpool fans however, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring inside the first five minutes of the match. Not long after Gabon frontman Pierre Emerick Aubameyang doubled the visitors lead, leaving Jürgen Klopp’s Reds with no choice but to win the match in order to progress to the semi finals.
Despite showing signs of fighting back Liverpool went into the break without a goal to show for their efforts, with Dortmund leading 2-0 at halftime. However, Liverpool were much quicker out of the gates in the second half as Divock Origi netted for the second time in the tie, giving the hosts a glimmer of hope at 2-1. Although less than 10 minutes later Marco Reus potentially put the outcome of the tie beyond all doubt, latching onto Mats Hummels’ exquisite through ball and finishing to make it 3-1 to Dortmund. From this point it looked as though Liverpool would need a miracle to come through the tie as victors. Philippe Coutinho fired home from outside the box to give the Reds the faintest of hope. 12 minutes later Mamadou Sakho headed home to make it 3-3 on the night, leaving Liverpool with upwards of 12 minutes to find a winning goal. Going into stoppage time it was beginning to look as though Liverpool would just fall short, until a free kick was won just beyond the halfway line on the right wing. Following some interplay between James Milner and Daniel Sturridge, Milner send a cross into the Dortmund box, finding Dejan Lovren who headed home the winner sparking wild celebrations around Anfield, capping off one of the greatest European comebacks ever conjured by Liverpool.