Jurgen Klopp team talk and Anfield atmosphere inspired win - Sakho
Mamadou Sakho has hailed Liverpool's supporters for helping their side stage a remarkable comeback against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarterfinals.
Dortmund raced into a 2-0 lead during the second leg at Anfield on Thursday and the German visitors looked almost certain to win the tie when Marco Reus put them 3-1 up on the night and 4-2 ahead on aggregate after 57 minutes.
But Sakho, 26, hauled Liverpool level with 13 minutes to play, before his centre-back partner Dejan Lovren thumped home an injury time header to seal a 4-3 victory that will live long in the memory.
"It was just marvellous," Sakho told beIN Sports. "In football, the strongest and most memorable is this type of victory. We work every day at training to be able to play in these kind of games. When we come out with a win at the end, of course we'll savour it.
"We work for that and honestly today I think we can be proud of ourselves. We played with heart.
"The public were extraordinary. It's not for nothing that this stadium is mythical and has the best atmosphere in England."
It had looked bleak for the home side when Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck for Dortmund inside nine minutes.
But Sakho said that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp's half-time team talk had provided the inspiration for an unlikely recovery.
"They were two goals that were well played on their part and maybe mistakes from us as well," Sakho said. "But when you see that they conceded four goals in the end, I think it was quite a balanced game.
"Of course the coach always encouraged us -- at half-time as well. He said that we had nothing to lose, that it's 2-0 for them and that we still had to believe, to return to the pitch and play for our friends, our families and for this extraordinary public. And that we would assess things at the end.
"The coach's talk managed to rally the troops and we played with heart and with this extraordinary support. In football, moments like that will remain magical and magnificent."