By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Jamie Carragher hailed the extraordinary Anfield atmosphere as key to Liverpool coming from 3-1 down to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on one of the most sensational nights in the club’s history.

The former Liverpool defender was at the ground as a supporter to watch the Merseysiders go 2-0 down after nine minutes to give themselves a huge task to overcome the high-flying Bundesliga club.

Divock Origi pulled a goal back early in the second half but Liverpool appeared dead and buried after 57 minutes when Marcos Reus put Dortmund 3-1 ahead on the night and 4-2 on aggregate in addition to the crucial away goal advantage.

Requiring three goals to win a thrilling quarter-final tie, goals from Philippe Coutinho, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren sealed won of the greatest comebacks in European football history.

Carragher was among those who took to  Twitter to praise the amazing turnaround, which he believes could not be attributed solely to the players on the pitch.

The victory booked Liverpool’s passage into the semi-finals of the Europa League and kept alive the club’s hopes of winning silverware this season.

Liverpool are joined in the last four of the competition by Shakhtar Donetsk, Villarreal and Sevilla.

In other Liverpool news, Dele Alli has revealed why he overlooked the Merseysiders to join Tottenham.