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'We will have to work like hell' says Liverpool boss Klopp

RED ALERT: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp embraces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the final whistle

LIVERPOOL MANAGER Jurgen Klopp was still cautious despite his team beating Manchester City 3-0 in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League last night (April 4). Klopp said after the match: "We will have to work like hell to get the result we want at Manchester City".

The Merseyside club have one foot forward into the semi-final but you can never say it’s a done deal with the quality and belief Manchester City have to turn the tie around. The hosts
reigned supreme in the first half with goals by Mohamad Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Saido Mane.

It was one of the Reds' best displays of the season, helped by the cracking atmosphere generated by a capacity crowd, which surely gave Liverpool a twelfth player.

Anfield came alive as the goals went in. The scoreline was beyond even their most optimistic forecasts. City were rattling and resembled a boxer staggering to his corner as they went off for half-time.

Liverpool fans must have thought they was dreaming, when they scored a third. From another well worked move, which saw Salah cross from the right flank, which hit City defender Vincent Kompany, the ball luckily landed back at the striker for a second perfectly chipped cross which found the head of Mane who headed in at the back post.

The second half was intriguing. It saw City playing with greater intent and more possession without creating any significant chances on goal.

Liverpool's star player - Sarah - went off injured in the first quarter of the half, which seemed to give the away side an extra boost. However, Klopp's men stayed resilient to keep the 3-0 lead going into the second leg.

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