Liverpool thrashed Roma 5-2 in a frankly ridiculous Champions League semi-final clash on Tuesday, and supporters were left stunned by the game.
The Reds met the Italian giants at Anfield, in front of one of the great atmospheres created at the ground.
There was frustration late on, though, as goals from Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti gave Rome some hope going into the second leg at Stadio Olimpico.
Here’s how supporters saw Liverpool’s unforgettable 5-2 victory on Facebook, Twitter and our forums.
Fans were left running out of superlatives for Salah, who took his tally to 43 goals this season and has staked a claim for being the most in-form player in the world…
Most goals for @LFC in a single season:
— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) April 24, 2018
Rushing back to catch highlights, two goals and two assists. My god Mo Salah! Surely if Liverpool win CL, he should be up for Ballon D’Or. What a performance on a big European night. Breathtaking
— Mina Rzouki (@Minarzouki) April 24, 2018
— Linda Pizzuti Henry (@Linda_Pizzuti) April 24, 2018
Are you not entertained, Roma!?
Mo Salah leads Liverpool to a 5-2 victory in the 1st leg of the semis! pic.twitter.com/NvK5tUDzoN
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 24, 2018
Absolutely no way we aren’t scoring at least two at Roma. And when I say “We” I mean Salah, the fucking king! ?
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) April 24, 2018
If Mohamed Salah keeps this up he’s playing himself into Ballon d’Or contention.
And Nobel prize contention.
And Pulitzer Prize contention.
And Turner Prize contention.
— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) April 24, 2018
An exhibition of attacking football was lauded by the masses, and confidence remained high ahead of the return fixture despite Roma’s late goals…
Big job to do in Rome, but we've been there and done it before. Magnificent Reds, at times unplayable and devastating – I love you #LFC
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) April 24, 2018
I can’t wait to get to Rome now. Roll on next week. We’re scoring.
— Steven (@Ste_Halliwell11) April 24, 2018
An amazing night. Sloppy to concede those two goals, but a 5-2 win is an unbelievable effort.
If Liverpool balls that lead up in Rome they don't deserve to go through.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) April 24, 2018
When have a Liverpool team ever been 5-2 up in a European Cup semi final first leg? Forget when those goals came, you'd have taken that!
One goal in rome…
— Craig Hannan (@C_Hannan7) April 24, 2018
Ironically, Roma coming back against Barca in the last round can be used by both sides to help them through the 2nd leg. They will use it as motivation, we will use it as a warning.
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) April 24, 2018
I am not too concerned for the away game. True Roma done it to Barcelona, but hey we are no Barcelona we are Liverpool. YNWA.
– Reds on the forums.
If you were all asked “would you be happy with a 3 goal lead going to Rome?” you’d have said yes. No need for panic. We’re in control of the tie now.
– Josh Fuller on Facebook.
A blistering performance by Liverpool to go 5-0 up – with Mo Salah 'next level,' and two Roma goals to threaten a repeat of their 3-0 win over Barcelona. But anyone think Liverpool won't score in Rome? Kiev looks on.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) April 24, 2018
That was an annoying ending to an otherwise phenomenal performance. So. Let's mostly focus on the phenomenal part of it. Kiev is in sight.
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) April 24, 2018
— Simon Collings (@simoncollings82) April 24, 2018
In short, Liverpool should be fine. But the nerves will certainly be jangling next Wednesday now.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 24, 2018
No chance they stop us scoring over there. Absolute no chance. Unforgivable to concede like that at the end, just gives it a sour taste but still super confident we can finish this off.
— Steven (@Ste_Halliwell11) April 24, 2018
There was also praise for players other than Salah, with the majestic Firmino one of those to receive heaps of adoration…
Handball aside (not seen the replay), thought James Milner gave one of the most complete central midfield performance by an LFC player since Steven Gerrard's prime. Can't give more praise than that.
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) April 24, 2018
This club has had a lot of great European performances. I've seen many of them and this one was right up there. Salah and Firmino absolutely majestic. #lfc
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) April 24, 2018
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 24, 2018
Salah will get all of the plaudits tonight, and rightly so. But Firmino really deserves huge praise too. 2 goals and 2 assists in a CL semi-final. 44 goal contributions in all competitions this season now, plus he allows the likes of Salah/Mané to thrive aswell. So influential.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) April 24, 2018
Crazy, crazy night. Liverpool will be disappointed with the last 10 minutes, but how can you complain with a 5-2 win in a CL semi final? They'll score in Italy, surely. Salah next level brilliant tonight, Firmino not far behind. TAA, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner excellent.
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) April 24, 2018
Henderson has played the best football of his Liverpool career in this season’s Champions League
— Godfred Akoto Boafo (@eastsportsman) April 24, 2018
MILNER JUST BROKE THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ASSISTS RECORD IN A SEASON WHAT IS GOING ON?!!!!
— Indigo ? (@IndigoLFC) April 24, 2018
— Eko Zainuddin (@jyvlntn) April 24, 2018
Whatever you do tonight, appreciate Roberto Firmino.
Salah in a world of his own, but there’s a fella selflessly helping him.
Unreal reds, keep going.
— Paul Senior (@PaulSenior1) April 24, 2018