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Kenny Dalglish Really Loved Liverpool's Win Over Manchester City

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Pep Guardiola

The tie is not over but Pep's tactical error could prove to the catalyst for Liverpool having a place in the semi-final.

Manchester City started off sluggishly and were often second best for much of the first half. It was how football should look.

"We know many people were filming the events with camera phones and ask that anyone with any footage of the projectiles being thrown send it to a dedicated email address so that it can be reviewed: team.coach.incident@merseyside.police.uk" he said.

"I thought [James] Milner, [Jordan] Henderson, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain gave them that foundation to go on and win the game and I bet you Liverpool can't believe their luck to be 3-0 up".

Liverpool hammered Manchester City in the Champions League at Anfield last night. They didn't create the usual number of chances because we defend in a lot of moments outstandingly good.

"With injured players we don't have so many options", Lovren said. But I am not angry, it is all good. However, the Egyptian appeared to pull up with a muscle injury minutes into the second period before being replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum.

It was the first time City had failed to register a shot on target since October 2016.

City manager Pep Guardiola said: "Yesterday you explained it is going to happen and it happened".

Guardiola and Kevin De Bruyne spoke beforehand, as others from the City camp had previously, of "losing control" in a insane 10 minutes during January's 4-3 defeat at this ground.

"In the second half we tried everything but we couldn't find a goal".

Instead, they benefited from two fortuitous own goals and some careless Roma finishing. Thanks to the lads I mentioned, I wasn't left one-on-one too often and I always had cover around me.

"So yes, he's surprised me on how well he plays and goals he scored". It is not unusual just because the wing-backs come inside but when the players are in position they move every millisecond in order to be available.

Liverpool, who beat City 4-3 in the league here, were ahead after 12 minutes when James Milner played a sumptuous ball down the touchline and even though there was a hint of offside as Salah broke on the halfway line City were powerless to prevent what happened next. "That was clear and we can do that", he said.

The 19-year-old has risen through the ranks at Anfield since joining the club from Lucan United in 2012 and is a former captain of the Liverpool U18s, now playing with the Under-23s.

"We'll see what happens".

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