Liverpool 3-0 Man City
Champions League Quarter-Final First Leg, Anfield
April 4, 2018
Goals: Salah 12′, Oxlade-Chamberlain 20’, Mane 30′
Fast Starts & Fantastic Presses
There’s no question about the best part of this Liverpool team—flooding forward at pace and in numbers.
That might have been difficult to do against one of the best sides around, but City had no answer to the Reds’ rampant start to the match—and once confidence was up, there was no stopping them.
The crowd were already up for the game, but a few fast breaks and chances on goal was all it took to really ignite the atmosphere.
We’ve seen it before: the players respond to the supporters’ encouragement at Anfield, and on a long-awaited big European occasion, that went double.
Liverpool starting on the front foot, offensive-minded and relentless, is a sight to behold.
And it has given the Reds a perfect first-leg scoreline.
Trent’s Big Test
They needn’t have troubled themselves.
The right-back was utterly magnificent, faultless throughout the 90, consistent, composed and disciplined.
Sane’s pace was matched, the flight of the ball on a relentless diagonal out to the…