Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Why Alisson wore one-off grey kit in Champions League semi-final win

Alisson wore a one-off Liverpool kit as the Reds defied the odds to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Reds overturned a three-goal deficit thanks to goals from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum to win 4-0 at Anfield and reach a second successive Champions League final.

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Alisson came to Liverpool’s rescue countless times on Tuesday night
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Alisson was seen wearing a grey kit for the first time this season to avoid a clash with Barcelona’s luminous yellow strip.

The Brazil international’s three normal kits this season are green, pink and yellow, but all were deemed unsuitable for Tuesday’s clash.

And it appears the grey kit was a good luck charm for Alisson, who brilliantly denied Lionel Messi twice, Jordi Alba, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho throughout the game.

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Despite braces from Origi and Wijnaldum, Alisson’s heroics at the other end of the pitch ensured Barcelona did not get a crucial away goal.

The 26-year-old has been a revelation at Liverpool since joining in a £67million deal from Roma last summer.

His clean sheet against Barcelona was his 25th shutout of the season.

Alisson was signed as a replacement for error-prone goalkeeper Loris Karius, who blundered twice in Liverpool’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid last season.

And Reds boss Jurgen Klopp feels his side have unfinished business in the competition given what happened in last year’s final, which also saw Mohamed Salah forced off with a shoulder injury in the first-half.

He said: “Last year we really felt we have to go back. We have to go back, we cannot let it stand like this, that’s not possible.

“Now we get another chance and we will go for that, of course.

“I’m not sure if it will happen again because it’s so special.”

Liverpool will play either Ajax or Tottenham in the Champions League final. Tune into talkSPORT this evening to hear full commentary of their semi-final second leg clash, live from Amsterdam!

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