Liverpool 3 Manchester City 0
Salah 12 Oxlade 20 Mane 31
Who saw that scoreline coming?
Klopperpool 3 Pep’s Champions 0
Always remember Football’s Golden Rule No.1: you can only play as well as you’re allowed to play.
Kopp’s high-energy team attacked with pace and panache against a reconfigured City defence that played as if they’d only just met.
Laporte at left back was a gamble that failed.
Like Allegri on Tuesday night, Pep picked the wrong team and, for the first time in 18 months, Man City did not have one shot on target.
Looked like some City players were unnerved by the assault on their team bus as they approached the stadium.
Wenger’s laptop says Oxlade-Chamberlain can’t score from 25 yards.
But Jurgen Klopp says he can – and should.
Look how much Klopp has improved Oxlade and right back Alexander-Arnold!
Incredibly, the kid tamed the greyhound we know as Leroy Sane.
Like Spurs, Liverpool are an energy team and a bang!bang! team. Klopp says gegenpressing is the best playmaker and Palmer says energy is cheaper than skill.
Having beaten City 4-3 in the league, Liverpool then thrashed them 3-0 in this Champions League quarter-final first leg.
When Liverpool have a spinal problem, they address it.
He signed Virgil Van Dijk, who is becoming a colossus. And the Dutchman has improved the Croatian : Lovren was superb last night.
Tuesday night at the Etihad? Bring it on.
Jordan Henderson’s yellow card means he will miss the second leg.
Mo Salah went off in 53 with a possible groin injury. Will he be fit?
NB. Liverpool have never beaten an English club away in a European competition.
But they don’t have to win in Manchester.
On the ITV Highlights show, Roy Keane said, “A great team performance. The three players in midfield were outstanding: Milner, Henderson and Oxlade-Chamberlain.”
Y O U’L L N E V E R W A L K A L O N E!
LIVERPOOL : Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mané, Firmino, Salah
Subs: Mignolet, Clyne, Masterson, Wijnaldum, Moreno, Ings, Solanke
MANCHESTER CITY: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Kompany, Laporte; Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva; De Bruyne, Jesus, Sané
Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Delph, Stones, Sterling, Zinchenko, B. Silva
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)