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12 April, 2018, 00:34 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • Champions League Pep Guardiola sent off as Salah sends Liverpool into semi-finals

Despite conceding an early Gabriel Jesus goal to give Guardiola's side hope of staging one of the great Champions League comebacks, Liverpool dominated the game in the second-half and strikes from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino saw the Reds emerge with a 2-1 victory.

But Lovren issued a stern warning to his team-mates at the interval, telling them to be more aggressive, and the Croatian's blast settled Liverpool's nerves.

"I think Liverpool would beat them over two legs".

Perhaps that was the hint Liverpool needed to recover their confidence and whatever Klopp said to his team at half-time, there was another distinct shift which became obvious as soon as the second-half started. "We are here and we deserved it, and I am really happy about that".

But a defence which is good enough to win the Premier League is clearly not good enough for the Champions League and he must address this urgently. "When you see the second half, again they had a couple of chances but nothing too serious".

Four of City's seven defeats this season have come in the competition, with the two by Liverpool following losses at the hands of Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk, while Barca collapsed in dramatic style at the Stadio Olimpico. "Now we have a mini Premier League for six games and we are going to try to close it". "But we have to reflect and think what we can do better next season".




He continued: "From a personal point of view I don't want Real Madrid in the semi-finals".

"We played for 10 months amazingly", he added.

With 12-time winners Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who have won it five times, expected to complete the semi-final line-up alongside Liverpool and Roma, who stunned Barcelona, Lovren is clear who he wants to avoid in the last four. "They have a lot of experience in the Champions League, a lot of records and over the past three seasons it is always them", he said. "To get it and then to use it is so hard, but that's what we will do".

Fired-up by that breakthrough and with the crowd roaring them on, City was first to every ball, applying constant pressure on the Liverpool defense while Juergen Klopp's side was unable to earn some respite.

A Liverpool fan has gone viral after he correctly predicted the events in the club's Champions League match at Manchester City.

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