Liverpool has  reached its third Champions League final in five years, but it was a  rather more stressful affair in the second leg than it had appeared it  might be.

Three goals in rapid succession from Fabinho, Luis Diaz, and Sadio Mane rocketed Liverpool to a 3-2 victory (5-2 on aggregate) and a third Champions League final in just five years.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, said reaching his fourth  Champions League final as a coach felt almost like a new experience.

Klopp's side was shocked by Villarreal's aggressive man-marking in the first half, which took them out of their own pressing game.

The coach conceded that he struggled to find highlights from the opening 45 minutes to show his players.

The introduction of Colombian winger Luis Diaz at the break seemed to liven up Liverpool's attack as Fabinho, Diaz and Sadio Mane scored the goals that got them into the final.

While Liverpool is once again going head-to-head with Manchester City for the Premier League title, Salah has a very personal history with Madrid on the biggest stage.

Second-half substitute Diaz, a flurry of goals  during a scintillating 12 minute spell righted the ship and stamped  Liverpool's ticket to the final in Paris on May 28.

Liverpool, who remain on course for a unique quadruple this season, have  now reached three Champions League finals in the past five seasons.