British Prime Minister Theresa May according to a news report by AFP, caused a stir when she compared her Brexit battle with Brussels to Liverpool footballers’ stirring Champions League comeback against Barcelona — risking ridicule from the left-leaning city.
The English club lost the first leg of the semi-final clash 3-0 in Spain and seemed headed for certain defeat after their injured stars Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled for Tuesday’s return fixture at Anfield.
But Liverpool staged one of the greatest comebacks in their storied history by winning 4-0 at home and getting through to their second successive Champions League final.
May appeared for her weekly question-and-answer session in parliament on Wednesday with both Brexit and football on her mind.
Liverpool’s win “shows us that when everyone says it’s all over, that your European opposition have got you beat, the clock’s ticking down, it’s time to concede defeat, actually we can still secure success if everyone comes together,” May said to rousing cheers from her fellow Conservative Party members.
Her comments came in response to what was meant to be a football-themed zinger from opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“In view of the amazing Liverpool result last night, perhaps the prime minister could take tips from Jurgen Klopp on how to get a result in Europe,” Corbyn said in reference to Liverpool’s charismatic German manager- Jurgen Klopp .