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The first half was nearing its conclusion and the frustration inside Anfield notched up a level as Harvey Elliott over-hit a through ball to Luis Diaz, to cue more groans from all four corners of the ground.

Liverpool were trailing and Jurgen Klopp turned towards the Main Stand to gesture furiously to the supporters. Tensions were growing and yet a little over an hour later, Klopp was all smiles and galloping around, dishing out his trademark fist bumps to all four sides of the ground. Quite the turnaround.

Liverpool had delivered arguably their most relentless half of the season despite missing several key players, to blow Luton apart with three goals in 15 minutes, before Harvey Elliott capped off his 100th Liverpool appearance with the 100th goal they have scored in all competitions this season.

Time and again, they find a way and the emphatic nature of this comeback further highlighted their sheer strength in depth that will be so integral, if Liverpool are going to go the distance on all four fronts. For the sixth time this season, they turned deficit into victory.

So delighted was Klopp that he drew comparisons with the Barcelona comeback in 2019 (when Liverpool faced similar obstacles with injuries) and could hardly contain his joy as he talked about a ‘thunderstorm’ second half before admitting that he broke a promise he made to stop mentioning that Barcelona game to his players. He went as far as comparing the four goals on both nights, linking Conor Bradley’s quick throw-in to Alexis Mac Allister for Cody Gakpo’s goal with Trent Alexander Arnold’s famous corner-kick to Divock Origi and so on.

Jurgen Klopp compared Liverpool's comeback win against Luton to their historic 2019 victory against Barcelona

 Jurgen Klopp compared Liverpool's comeback win against Luton to their historic 2019 victory against Barcelona

Luis Diaz (pictured), Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott all scored in the second half to seal a 4-1 victory at Anfield

Luis Diaz (pictured), Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott all scored in the second half to seal a 4-1 victory at Anfield

‘It is one of those nights where it is difficult to stop talking. I am so happy,’ Klopp admitted. 

‘The first half, we had to get used to the crowd but the boys already knew the last pass was not great. 

'The second-half, not that I needed proof, but what this place (Anfield) together with a bunch of fantastic footballers is able to create is so special. Oh my God, I love that. This is an example. This is now their Barcelona. It was against Luton. 

'A difficult situation with plenty of reasons to give up, but I saw a super group fighting. If you don’t limit yourself with bad thoughts, you can fly and that’s what the boys did. I

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