Liverpool shows Manchester City the door in Champions League

Liverpool survived a torrid first half to ease into the semi-finals through goals from Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino

Liverpool had survived the thunderstorm, as Jürgen Klopp had put it, and at the end of this epic tussle it was a sunrise of a smile on the German’s face.

His team were in the semi-finals and Manchester City, once again, will have to wait for another year.

Pep Guardiola’s team gave everything. They chased every ball, attacked from every angle and, when Gabriel Jesus put them ahead inside the opening two minutes, their supporters must have dared to think it was on. Ultimately, though, too much damage was inflicted by Liverpool’s 3-0 first-leg victory.

Mohamed Salah drew Liverpool level on the night, a goal that meant City needed another four and, realistically, it was never going to happen. Roberto Firmino added a second for Liverpool in the 76th minute and the two teams were going through the motions for the remainder of the night.

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