Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson is interviewed by Des Kelly as YNWA rings out
Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners against the Spanish giants at Anfield last night to book their place in next month’s Champions League semi-final.
The rampant Reds’ victory over Barca saw them overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg, which many thought they had no chance of doing.
There were jubilant scenes after the final whistle, with Liverpool players, coaches and staff members embracing one another.
After celebrating wildly and giving Kelly brief interviews, the entire Liverpool squad made their way to the Kop end to sing the club’s anthem.
But just as Reds captain Henderson was about to head over to pay homage to the fans, Kelly grabbed him for an interview.
Kelly’s poor timing didn’t go unnoticed by Liverpool supporters, who were quick to slam the veteran broadcaster on Twitter.
One furious Reds fan said: “There should be an option of watching every game without commentary and just listen to the atmosphere.
“Des Kelly ruined the post-match scenes as well, I wanted to hear Anfield and the team singing together but instead we got him interviewing players on the pitch.”
Jordan Henderson is interviewed by Des Kelly as his team-mates sing in front of the Kop
The only negative last night was Des Kelly trying to touch the Liverpool players and manage constantly
“The only negative last night was Des Kelly trying to touch the Liverpool players and manage constantly. Weird,” said another Kopite.
Another of the Anfield faithful tweeted: “Imagine being the captain of Liverpool – the squad is celebrating in front of the Kop as they sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ on one of THE great Anfield nights and you’re stuck talking to Des Kelly – poor Jordan Henderson #LIVFCB.”
One Liverpool fan accused Kelly of ruining a huge moment for Henderson, saying: “Des Kelly killed Hendo for an all-time iconic moment! B*****d @btsportfootball.”
“Des Kelly is a weirdo man, interviewing Henderson and stopping him from going to sing with the rest of the players and getting all touchy with them, weirdo,” said another supporter of the Merseyside club.
Liverpool fans weren’t happy with Des Kelly’s interviewing after the match
A perplexed Liverpool follower said: “And keeping Liverpool’s captain away from singing YNWA with all his team-mates and the Kop, to do another cringeworthy interview with Des Kelly just sums up how much they don’t ‘get’ this.”
Braces from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi saw Jurgen Klopp’s troops down the mighty Barcelona, who blew the biggest lead in Champions League semi-final history.
The German was over the moon with his team’s display, saying: “It’s a special night, very special. Winning against Barcelona is obviously one of the most difficult things in the world of football.
“Winning against Barcelona when you’re 3-0 down, makes it not easier. We had to score four goals and was not allowed to concede pretty much.
Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson eventually got to celebrate in front of the Kop
“We made it more difficult, so we didn’t really think about it to be 100 percent honest. We tried to build on the performance in Barcelona and all the good things we did there and try to win the game step by step.
“We attacked with whatever we have and can throw on the pitch. That made it a really special game, it made us really difficult to play against tonight.
“What the boys did and that was this mix of again a big heart and football skills. It’s unbelievable.
“But then we know, and we didn’t learn in the first game and we knew it before already, if you have chances, you have to score because otherwise you get punished. Tonight we scored, in different ways.
Georgino Wijnaldum bagged two goals in Liverpool’s famous win over Barcelona
An elated Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool’s historic victory
“I said it so often now but the thing that made it really possible—and I said to the boys before ‘I don’t think it’s possible but because it’s you I think we have a chance’—they are really mentality giants. It’s unbelievable.
“After the season we played, the games we had, the injuries we had now in this moment, if you go out there and ask who bet a penny on us, I don’t think you find a lot of people.
“So, and then going out there and putting a performance like this on the pitch is unbelievable. I am really proud to be manager of this team. It’s unbelievable what they did tonight. it’s so special.
“I will remember it forever 100 percent because I don’t know if it happened before or it can happen again. I really don’t know. The boys did it, so it was brilliant.”
Liverpool will play either Tottenham or Ajax in the final, with the pair battling it out in Amsterdam tonight to meet the Reds.