Date: 25th April 2018 at 8:58am
Written by:
Liverpool
5 – 2
AS Roma

Anfield

Champions League | Semi-Final 1st Leg

24/04/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 51236

Referee: Dr. Felix Brych

LiverpoolAS Roma
Salah 35', 45' Mané 56' Firmino 61', 68'Džeko 81' Perotti 85'
Loris KariusAlisson
Trent Alexander-Arnold
 
Federico Fazio
 
Dejan Lovren
 
Kostas Manolas
Virgil van DijkJuan Jesus
 
67
Andrew Robertson
 
Alessandro Florenzi
Jordan Henderson (c)Aleksandar Kolarov
James MilnerDaniele De Rossi (c)67
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain18Kevin Strootman
Sadio ManéRadja Nainggolan
Mohamed Salah75Cengiz Ünder45
Roberto Firmino93Edin Džeko

Substitutes

Simon MignoletŁukasz Skorupski
Nathaniel ClyneBruno Peres
Ragnar Klavan93Lorenzo Pellegrini
Alberto MorenoMaxime Gonalons67
Georginio Wijnaldum18Patrik Schick45
Dominic SolankeDiego Perotti67
Danny Ings75Stephan El Shaarawy

Game Statistics

21Goal attempts14
11On Target6
7Corners4
13Fouls7
3Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0
49%51

All the stats as the scintillating Reds build a three-goal advantage in the Champions League semi-finals…

Liverpool’s hopes of a sixth European Cup were raised significantly on Tuesday night when they overcame AS Roma 5-2 in their semi-final first leg at Anfield.

Many home supporters would have been booking their flights to Kiev in May with 10 minutes remaining and the score at 5-0, but two late Roma goals have served to keep the tie alive, just.

As expected, Kop boss Jürgen Klopp restored Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Roberto Firmino to his starting X1 after resting them for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

Sadly it was to prove a brief appearance for Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was carried off on a stretcher in the 18th minute with a nasty-looking knee injury.

His replacement, Georginio Wijnaldum, was exceptional but it was again the dynamic front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino who will take the majority of the plaudits.

The trio were all on target, making Liverpool the first side in Champions League history to have three players score eight or more goals in a single season in the competition (Salah 10, Firmino 10, Mane 8).

The 10 goals scored by Salah and Firmino are also the most by Liverpool players in a single season in Europe, while the irrepressible James Milner has now provided nine assists in the Champions League this season (including qualifiers), another new record.


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