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Klopp: Newcastle win harder than Barcelona comeback, it was crazy

Jurgen Klopp hailed Liverpool's win at Newcastle as a more difficult comeback than their famous Champions League tie against Barcelona.

Darwin Nunez's late double completed a stunning turnaround as Liverpool overcame Virgil van Dijk's red card to beat Newcastle 2-1 in a chaotic and controversial encounter.

Klopp was asked how the comeback compared to their famous 4-0 win over Barcelona at Anfield in 2019 - a result which earned them an aggregate win after losing the first leg of the semi-final 3-0.

"It was much more difficult than the Barcelona game," he said.

"That was at home and we played a sensational first game that was lost 3-0 but learned a lot about ourselves and knew we could hurt Barcelona if we defended them properly.

"This was completely different. We didn't start well, conceded a goal and a red card. We actually played better from that moment on with much more control. Newcastle struggled to create as we were more compact and fought really hard.

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