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The media were in awe of the power of Anfield and Liverpool’s collective performance as the Reds took a stunning 3-0 first-leg lead over Man City.

The power of Anfield shone as Jurgen Klopp’s side took control of the quarter-final tie with a breath-taking team performance.

The Reds roared into a 3-0 lead in a blistering opening 30 minutes, courtesy of Mohamed Salah’s cool finish, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s thunderbolt and Sadio Mane’s header.

And after the break, Klopp’s side dug deep with a heroic defensive display to preserve the three-goal lead and add another special European night to Anfield’s collection.

It was an incredible night which will have made the whole football world sit up and take notice of this fantastic Reds side.

Here’s how the media assessed a memorable display.

 

Reporters reflected on another special Anfield European night and a statement victory

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Liverpool's scoreboard records the Reds winning 3-0 at half-time during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Writing for Football365, Daniel Storey brilliantly summarised:

At Anfield on Wednesday, we saw a special team in front a special atmosphere win with a special performance.

Writing for Goal.com, Neil Jones assessed it as a night that made the whole of Europe sit up and take notice:

Now do you understand what this Liverpool team is becoming? Now do you understand what Anfield is all about, what the Champions League does to red shirts, red minds and red hearts?

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Everyone in Europe does now, surely?

The Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce labelled it “the most complete…



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