Dejan Lovren has detailed the words Jürgen Klopp gave to his Liverpool players that inspired them to record arguably the greatest Anfield comeback.

The Reds managed to overturn a three-goal deficit against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League, winning the second leg of the tie 4-0 on Tuesday night.

By reaching their second successive European Cup final, Klopp's side achieved the seemingly unimaginable - a seed that was planted by the manager ahead of kick-off.

"Congratulations to Klopp," Lovren told "Before the game he had an amazing speech, it was something brilliant that he did. I think he lifted us so up."

Asked what the boss said, the defender revealed: "'Boys, just believe. Put in your mind that we can do it.' It's something that we never heard before.

"He said like, 'Boys, believe - one goal or two goals. Even if we don't score in the first 15, 20 minutes, believe in the 65, 66, 67 minutes that we can score. With Anfield behind, trust me, we can do it.'

"We did it once, he said, the [Borussia] Dortmund game - we can do it tonight. And we did it."