The best photos as Liverpool beat Man City to reach Champions League semi-finals

10 April 2018

Liverpool have reached the Champions League semi-finals, following a 2-1 win over Man City on a heart-stopping night at the Etihad.


The Reds encountered their biggest night of the season in Manchester, as they looked to hold onto their 3-0 first-leg lead.

Jurgen Klopp named the expected starting lineup, with Mohamed Salah deemed fit enough to start.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner walks out before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's players line-up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. Back row L-R: goalkeeper Loris Karius, Roberto Firmino, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane. Front row L-R: Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner, Andy Robertson. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a grim first half, however, with Gabriel Jesus’ second-minute strike immediately putting big pressure on Liverpool.

At half-time, an incensed Pep Guardiola was sent to the stands, after woeful referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz failed to award any first-half stoppage time.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Pep Guardiola manager of Manchester City reacts as the half time whistle is blown during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

The second half belonged to the Reds, however, and Salah’s 39th goal of an unreal season led to memorable celebratory scenes among the players.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal to equalise and make the score 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal to equalise and make the score 1-1 with team-mate Virgil van Dijk during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal to equalise and make the score 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roberto Firmino put the icing on the cake with a lovely late finish, with further joy written all over the players’ faces.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (centre) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate James Milner (right) during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (2nd left) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate sduring the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After the final whistle, Klopp and his players saluted the magnificent away supporters, as Liverpool reached the last four of Europe’s greatest club competition.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hands his shirt to a young supporter after the 2-1 (5-1 aggregate) victory over Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the 2-1 (5-1 aggregate) victory over Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (centre) celebrates after the 2-1 (5-1 aggregate) victory over Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up for Liverpool is the visit of Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, with three wins from their last five fixtures guaranteeing a place in next season’s Champions League.

What a bunch of lads!

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