LIVERPOOL’S midweek victory over Barcelona might have been a remarkable feat – but Rafael Benitez still thinks he was responsible for overseeing the Anfield club’s greatest ever European comeback.

Jurgen Klopp’s side booked their place in next month’s Champions League final in Madrid when they overturned a three-goal first-leg deficit by beating Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday night.

The match had parallels to the 2005 Champions League final is Istanbul, when a Benitez-led Liverpool clawed back a three-goal half-time deficit against AC Milan to draw 3-3 before going on to win on penalties.

Earlier this week, Sky Sports ran a poll on which was the greatest comeback, with the 2005 game coming out on top, and despite this week’s scenes at Anfield, Benitez feels there is no competition.

The Newcastle manager said: “It's very clear from the poll, no? Come on, no chance. You have 45 minutes, 3-0 against AC Milan, the best team, miles away from anyone, the fans singing at half-time, the Milan fans so happy, and then you go and score three goals in six minutes? Then there is (Jerzy) Dudek's save, and then you go to extra time, you go to the penalties?

“Better than that? Come on. I am telling you, a Turkish friend of mine that was here not too long ago said, 'Listen, for one year, we were analysing that final'.

Nevertheless, Benitez was impressed by Liverpool’s efforts as they scored four goals without reply against Barcelona to set up an all-English final against Tottenham.

He said: “If you are talking about the comeback and the atmosphere, the emotions, then no chance, that is Istanbul. But was it (Liverpool’s display on Tuesday) a great performance, a great game? Yes, fine, that is good.

“If they go on to win the trophy it would be a fantastic achievement after all these things. They've done really well in midweek with a great performance, but Istanbul is another thing.”