Liverpool 3 – Manchester City 0
Are Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals?
In one of the matches of the season at Anfield on Wednesday night, Liverpool beat Man City 3-0 in their quarterfinal first-leg.
Liverpool ripped Man City apart in a thrilling first half. Mohamed Salah opened after 12 minutes, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crashed home a second in the 21st, and Sadio Mane bagged a vital third goal just after the half hour.
Moreover, Liverpool made sure Man City failed to score for just the fourth match this season.
The Reds join Wolves, Wigan and Crystal Palace as the only sides to shutout the Sky Blues.
Indeed, Pep Guardiola’s men didn’t have one shot on target in the 90 minutes at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp was upset about one thing
After the game, Jurgen Klopp spoke to Jan Aage Fjortoft.
In his interview, Klopp revealed that he was unhappy with how Liverpool performed in the second half.
Klopp said it “was not that easy to describe how” he was feeling after the first leg.
On the first half against City he said “I was absolutely happy”. Yet, in the second half “we didn’t play enough football”.
Klopp felt Man City had “70, 80% possession” in the second half. It was actually a bit over 60%, but his point still stood.
The message Klopp sent was clear: Liverpool missed the opportunity to kill the tie at Anfield.
What Mo Salah told Klopp after the game
Klopp was also asked for his assessment on Mohamed Salah’s injury.
The Egyptian star was forced out the game early in the second half with a groin injury.
Yet, Klopp revealed that Salah told him the injury wasn’t too serious.
Will Salah play against Everton in the Merseyside derby at the weekend? With the Man City return leg next Tuesday, it would be no surprise if Salah missed the Everton game.
KLOPP: – The first half was full of power. Fantastic defending and fantastic football. ⁰
— Viasport Fotball (@ViasportFotball) April 4, 2018