Liverpool completed the task of eliminating their arch rivals with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, sealing the Reds’ route into the last eight.
A piece of magic from Philippe Coutinho on the stroke of half-time cancelled out Anthony Martial’s penalty and handed the Reds the crucial away goal they knew would kill the contest, setting up a mouthwatering quarter-final tie with Borussia Dortmund.
A 3-1 aggregate win was a thoroughly deserved outcome for Klopp’s side, who produced a mature display in Manchester to complement the outstanding performance turned in at Anfield last week.
Coming out on top in such a huge tie – in which Liverpool become the first English club to eliminate United from European competition – prompted the Reds to express their delight post-match.
— Nathaniel Clyne (@Nathaniel_Clyne) March 18, 2016
Magician Phil ??!! #lfc
— Joe Gomez (@J_Gomez97) March 17, 2016
— Danny Ings (@IngsDanny) March 17, 2016
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