Liverpool tear away Manchester City in Champions League quarterfinal

Liverpool tear away Manchester City in Champions League quarterfinal

Merseyside giants, Liverpool will take a massive lead into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against City thanks to a 3-0 win at Anfield last night.

The Reds blew away their opponents in the first half, netting three times in the space of 19 minutes to take complete control of the all-English affair.

Having made their dominance count in the opening 45 minutes, the second period was all about Klopp’s men keeping their clean sheet intact, which they achieved to put a foot in the last four ahead of next Tuesday’s return fixture in Manchester.

City had kept a clean sheet in half of their 24 away matches this term heading into this one, but they were behind 12 minutes in from the first shot on target at either end.

The visitors failed to muster a single attempt on target all half, with pretty much their best opening seeing Sane drag a shot wide from the edge of the box when he had De Bruyne crying out for the ball.

Two goals soon became three as, from the next dangerous attacking move, Salah lofted the ball towards the back post for Sadio Mane to power a header into the back of the net.

In the end, Liverpool, 18 points adrift of their opponents in the Premier League, rather comfortably saw things through to preserve their three-goal advantage.

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