Divock Origi discusses Klopp's half-time team talk and what players felt after first goal

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The Liverpool striker reveals the players felt it was going to be "a special moment" as soon as they got one back against Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has revealed that Jurgen Klopp told the players to create a moment their grandchildren will remember against Borussia Dortmund and says they felt they were in a "special moment" as soon as they pulled a goal back, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

Origi scored the hosts' first goal on a night of pure drama at Anfield on Thursday as the Reds recovered from 2-0 and then 3-1 down on the night to beat the German side 5-4 on aggregate and secure a first European semi-final in eight years.

After a 1-1 draw from the first leg in Germany, the Reds found themselves 2-0 down at half-time of the return match after two Dortmund goals in the opening nine minutes on Merseyside.

Three minutes after the break, Origi poked in to give the home fans hope, and though Marco Reus' strike looked to have finished the tie, three goals in the final 24 minutes sealed an incredible turnaround for Klopp's side.

The Belgian striker revealed that Klopp roused his players at half-time by telling them to create a moment for their grandchildren, and claims that the team felt they were on to something special as soon as they pulled a goal back.

Origi said, as quoted by the Daily Mail: "The coach told us 'create a moment to tell our grandchildren, make it a special night for the fans'.

"We believed. When we scored the first goal we all felt it was going to be a special moment. At the end, defenders and strikers were all fighting for the ball and I think we deserved the win."

Liverpool's victory, sealed by Dejan Lovren's 91st-minute header, surely ranks as one of the greatest European comebacks of all time, up there with the famous 2005 Champions League victory in Istanbul, in which the Reds had been 3-0 down to AC Milan at half-time.

Having beaten many people's favourites to win the Europa League, Origi's side will now have their eyes on winning the competition themselves after being drawn against Spanish side Villarreal in the semi-finals on Friday morning.

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