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The whole Liverpool team shone as the Reds produced an incredible collective performance to take a huge 3-0 first-leg lead against Man City.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Champions League Quarter-Final First Leg, Anfield
April 4, 2018

Goals: Salah 12′, Oxlade-Chamberlain 20’, Mane 30′


Loris Karius – 8 (out of 10)

The German, somewhat incredibly, had precious little to do on a night he was under scrutiny with a City bombardment on his goal expected.

Did what he had to with minimal fuss and constantly looked to distribute quickly, which was helpful as the Reds stormed City in the first half.

The lack of distance on his kicks in the second half was slightly frustrating but nothing costly.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 9.5 Man of the Match

This was the biggest night of the teenager’s career, especially under added pressure from recent struggles, but he put those behind him and rose to the occasion with a magnificent display.

Was pinpointed as the potential weak link pre-match but showed no such signs as he defended excellently, clever in his positional play and winning the one-on-one battle with Leroy Sane who saw his influence restricted.

Was also crisp in possession and picked his moments to support the attack with impressive maturity.

A man-of-the-match display on such a stage handed a timely reminder just what a talent this boy is.

Dejan Lovren – 8.5

Recalled to the lineup as the last centre-back standing, Lovren had an excellent night on his…



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