Liverpool are through to the Champions League semi-finals after their hugely impressive 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City.
The Reds, who possessed a 3-0 advantage after last week’s first leg at Anfield, came from behind to secure an unexpected 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Gabriel Jesus put City 1-0 up in the second minute but two second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino ensured Liverpool will be in the draw for the semi-finals.
Remarkably, Salah has now been directly involved in 50 Liverpool goals (39 goals, 11 assists) this season. The £36 million that the Merseyside outfit paid for the Egyptian forward looks more of a bargain with each passing day.
The 25-year-old produced a composed finish when his team needed him most. That settled the nerves and effectively killed the game.
It was touch and go whether Salah would even be fit for the second leg. He was subbed off early in the second half during the first meeting between the two clubs and missed Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
Who knows how the game would have panned out without Salah’s timely 56th-minute goal at the Etihad.
WHAT SALAH SAID AFTER THE GAME AMUSED FANS
Salah conducted a post-match interview with BT Sport after the match alongside James Milner and there was one very amusing moment when the in-form forward was distracted by the Liverpool supporters.
While they were chanting his name, Salah was asked: “It’s a big statement by Liverpool – into the last four for the first time in 10 years.” (Skip to two minutes on the video).
Salah it’s a good song I like it 😂😂😂
— peter schofield (@peterschoey) April 10, 2018
— eir Sport (@eirSport) April 10, 2018
And the Egyptian responded, much to everyone’s amusement, by saying: “Yeah, it’s a good song, I like it!”
Milner’s face was priceless. You can see how desperate he was not to burst out laughing on live TV.