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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sorry over Man City bus attack

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Mo Salah scored again for Liverpool in the Champions League but went off injured in the second half

Jurgen Klopp's side may not have delivered a fatal blow but first-half goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane provided a healthy advantage heading into next week's second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Tonight, though, he was one of the stand-out performers, further cementing his place in Klopp's XI, while perhaps also giving Gareth Southgate a few things to ponder when he comes to pick his England squad for the World Cup this summer. This is the first leg of the UCL quarterfinals we're talking about here. I never expected a ideal performance.

It was really good.

The visitors managed to stem the Liverpool tide in the second period, so much so that it was nearly one-way traffic, albeit without City creating a clear-cut chance to net a priceless away goal. The youngster played an important part in the transition from defence to attack for the first goal, hardly got beat by the hugely talented Leroy Sane, and worked his socks off throughout the game.

The injury didn't change the outcome of Wednesday's game against City, but the duration of Salah's injury could impact how Liverpool finish the season.

"We have now a problem to find somehow players for Saturday, and everyone's telling us it's the most important game of the year, and that's quite hard". In the second half we reacted. "We've won the game in the first half and then had to defend well in the second". "I didn't expect that".

City were now reeling and looked nothing like the team that has marched so convincingly to a 16-point lead in the Premier League and it was not long before Juergen Klopp's side made it 3-0. But it's not a decision.

"They did not have a lot of chances but we didn't play much football ourselves, which does not make too much sense".

"Our three midfielders were absolutely brilliant, our three offensive guys were in the right spaces and supported them".

"Being 3-0 down (City) need to open a bit so maybe we can use this but I know it is not decided". (But it is) half-time, no more.

"It was a really good performance from the boys both defensively and attacking in the first half and the second half was a different sort of performance from us".

"But we have 90 minutes all of us - Sevilla, Juventus and us". If that would happen, it would be a real surprise for me.

"Up the other end of the pitch, keeping teams penned back, they're great at that". That would be completely insane.

"We apologise unreservedly to Pep Guardiola, his players, staff and officials caught up in the incident".

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