Liverpool are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad. The Reds conceded an early goal due to a poor clearance from Van Dijk with Gabriel Jesus giving the Citizens a 1-0 lead. The home side had a disallowed goal in the first half as they approached half time. However, the Reds came out strong in the second half and it was Mohamed Salah who broke the deadlock for Liverpool. Their second came from Roberto Firmino who capitalised on a mistake from the Manchester City defence.
Jurgen Klopp said in his post-match conference:
“We felt so much under pressure. The boys found a solution, best chance in the last minute of the first half, so then easy to see development of game; we were through the whirlwind. I knew we had to change a little bit; be more compact, win 2nd balls, play more and better on the ball. We were then really difficult.”
The win means Liverpool will reach the semi-final stage for the first time in a decade where they are joined by Roma who pulled off a massive upset by beating Barcelona on away goals.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed Emre Can will not feature again this season after suffering a back injury against Watford. The German looked to have regained fitness but unfortunately he suffered a setback which has ended his season. Can’s future at Liverpool is unclear with Juventus in the running to sign the German.
Mohamed Salah has won Player of the Month for March after netting six goals in four games. This Salah’s fourth Player of the Month trophy this season. In addition, Salah has won Liverpool’s goal of the month following his spectacular finish against Watford.
Liverpool’s fixture against West Brom has been changed. The Reds will now face West Brom on Saturday 21st April with a 12:30pm kick-off.