Liverpool produced one of their great European performances, dispatching of Man City 3-0 in an epic Champions League quarter-final clash.
Liverpool 3–0 Man City
Champions League, Anfield
April 4, 2018
Goals: Salah 12′, Oxlade-Chamberlain 20′, Mane 31′
This was a night that made you immensely proud to support the Reds, as they comprehensively defeated the most in-form team in Europe.
Mohamed Salah opened the scoring, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain thundered home a second and Sadio Mane headed in a third, as Liverpool ran riot in the first-half.
They then defended resolutely after the break, keeping a clean-sheet against a team full of world-class attacking talent.
It was an evening to cherish, and leaves Jurgen Klopp‘s side in pole position to reach the semi-finals.
Here’s how supporters reacted to the win across social media and on our forums.
The result was met with unbridled joy from anyone of a Reds persuasion, with talk of it being a truly legendary display…
Devastating in the first half, dogged in the second. That was one hell of a performance. Trent was phenomenal.
— The Liverpool Way ??? (@theliverpoolway) April 4, 2018
Genuinely feel like I played in that. Exhausted. We get one goal in the next leg and we’re through. What a performance from them. Buzzing.
— the unbearables (@UTFR92) April 4, 2018
It’s been said that the history of the club is sometimes a weight on the shoulders of the players. Today they drew on it and created their own great Anfield night ???
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) April 4, 2018
Fortress of Anfield! Champions league quarter-finals, unforgettable 3-0 win over Man City… wow! #lfc pic.twitter.com/NIk9wnEDpF
— Linda Pizzuti Henry (@Linda_Pizzuti) April 4, 2018
What a brilliant half…the second 45. That was quite possibly a coming-of-age performance from this side who have been rightly ridiculed for past ridiculousness at the back—but denied the best team in the league a single shot on target. Great work rate & concentration. #LFC
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) April 4, 2018
Earth-shattering result, only slightly tarnished by Mo’s injury.
Somehow, they played right into our hands. What a fantastic night…I thought the stadium was gonna implode after Ox rifled that one in.
– IndredCold on the forums.
Real tale of two performances that. Second half showed how far #LFC have moved forward this season, now able to produce that stubborn defensive play too.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) April 4, 2018
Glad I’m not doing player ratings because it would feel harsh to give any Liverpool player less than 10.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) April 4, 2018
Remember when they said it wouldn't affect them. It affects everyone ?
— Ian Ryan (@Ian1892T) April 4, 2018
One of the most impressive results ever for Liverpool. Unreal performance, and every single individual genuinely bordering on 10/10.
To keep a clean-sheet and blitz that City team in the same game is beyond belief.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) April 4, 2018
That is so so impressive Liverpool! Such a professional display, outplayed City! Now onto the Etihad ? #LFC
— Blood Red Kop 6?? (@BloodRedKop) April 4, 2018
Jurgen Klopp orchestrated a win over one of the most expensively assembled squads ever with the game finishing with 2/3rd’s of his forward level being Moreno and Solanke
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) April 4, 2018
Absolutely brilliant and Imperious European performance from all of our lads.
– theres always tomorrow on the forums.
Unbelievable atmosphere at Anfield. Liverpool showed not only can they punch teams drunk but they can also defend like they’re a 90s Serie A side. #LIVMCI pic.twitter.com/acpZlDkEOa
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) April 4, 2018
Good luck getting any sleep tonight #buzzing
— LFCZA ?? ???? (@LFCZA) April 4, 2018
People doubt the effect of the Anfield atmosphere, just look at tonight. City stunned, Liverpool electric in the first half and resilient in the second. An unbelievable performance and result that sends a message to the rest of Europe.
— Joe Musker (@JosephMusker) April 4, 2018
Manchester City did not have a shot on target at Anfield.
That is something. Something major.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 4, 2018
Honestly, I'm in shock. Not as much shock as Pep and his players probably are, but that was just … exquisite.
— Jason Roberts (@Ja5onRoberts) April 4, 2018
There was special praise for the magnificent Trent Alexander-Arnold, who responded unbelievably well after some criticism of late…
Lovren, Van Dijk, Henderson and Milner all exceptional, but felt like a defining, defiant performance from Trent Alexander-Arnold. Identified before the game as a weakness, targeted by City, up against their best player, and came through it.
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) April 4, 2018
Trent Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson produced two of the most competent full-back performances which #LFC fans haven't seen in over a decade.
— D E E P D A S T A R D L Y (@srijandeep) April 4, 2018
Everyone, including me, owes Trent Alexander-Arnold and apology tonight.
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) April 4, 2018
I just said to Trent Alexander-Arnold What's that in your pocket? He said Huh? What are you talking about James? I said It's Leroy Sané. It was so funny.
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) April 4, 2018
In my analysis in the Palace game, I voiced my concerns over Trent Alexander-Arnold against Leroy Sane.
Public apology is necessary, I feel.
Possibly a career-defining performance. If he can do it on a night like that, when can't he do it?
— Kristian Walsh (@Kristian_Walsh) April 4, 2018
TAA and OX, what a performance from those two. Picked TAA but damn OX is leaving his mark in the last 2 city matches. Amazing strikes.
– Sword on the forums.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was absolutely majestic tonight! #LFC
— Carl Clemente (@clemente_carl) April 4, 2018
Christ that was a nerve-shredding end. Every #LFC man played a part tonight but special recognition for this man… pic.twitter.com/ArW1SswTqj
— Brian Irvine (@btirvine) April 4, 2018
Where’s all the Trent haters at? ?
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) April 4, 2018
Trent has probably got a spot in the England team booked now.
— LFCZA ?? ???? (@LFCZA) April 4, 2018
A reminder that Trent Alexander-Arnold is only 19.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) April 4, 2018
The youngster wasn’t the only player earning plenty of plaudits, however, on an evening almost every player was perfect…
Special praise for Lovren & Trent for the Confident no-nonsense performance. Karius a casual onlooker with hardly anything to do ? Robertson sensational. VvD, Hendo, Milner, Ox all hustle?? ?. And Mané-Bobby-Salah ???. Subs were good too. Klopp was genius ? #LFC #YNWA
— Sanjay Nair (@SNair72) April 4, 2018
Lovren and Henderson. Both have had plenty of criticism this season, but they were magnificent tonight.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) April 4, 2018
James Milner now has 8 assists in this season's Champions League. More than any other player.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) April 4, 2018
Lovren and Van Dijk exceptional in that second half. Andy Robertson was Andy Robertson, he’s not had a bad game yet for Liverpool.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) April 4, 2018
I actually gave Andy Robertson shit when I heard we were signing him. Didn’t know he was the best Left Back in Europe at that point tbf
— Matthew Ordish (@MattOrdish) April 4, 2018
By the way, I now 100% understand why Klopp refused to buy a centre-back and wanted to wait on Van Dijk. The guy is incredible. He's transformed our defence. Without him, we're conceding a goal tonight. Easily worth £75m.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) April 4, 2018