Liverpool beat Villarreal 2-0 in the Champions League tonight

Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Villarreal at Anfield was the most one-sided semifinal you are likely to see

Villarreal should never be counted out after eliminating European giants Juventus and Bayern Munich from the competition.

A rather uneventful first half was followed by a decisive final 45 minutes for Liverpool on Wednesday.

But 2-0 might well be more than enough to keep alive Liverpool's dream of winning four major trophies in one season.

Unai Emery's team still has 90 minutes in next Tuesday's second leg to salvage this tie and reach the Champions League final in Paris on May 28.

"It's 2-0 at half-time [in the tie]," Jurgen Klopp said. "This is the best example of a score when you have to be completely on alert.

This competition has certainly given us plenty of remarkable second legs in recent years, including Liverpool overturning a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona to win 4-0 in the return fixture.

If Villarreal are able to eliminate Klopp's team at Estadio de la Ceramica, it will be in the same league of shocks as that unforgettable night at Anfield in May 2019.

But Liverpool's failure to translate their dominance into a winning margin more reflective of the game means that Villarreal.

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