Superb Liverpool take big first-leg lead against Man City

Salah has now scored 39 goals this season

Liverpool took control of their Champions League quarter-final tie with a stunning first-leg victory over Manchester City at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah set the hosts on their way in an incredible opening half an hour with a cool close-range finish.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain then thumped home from outside the area before Sadio Mane headed in a third.

Manchester City dominated after the break and Leroy Sane had the ball in the net but it was ruled offside.

It means the Premier League leaders need a big win in the second leg, which takes place at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, 10 April (19:45 BST), where City won 5-0 in the league in September.

Pep Guardiola’s men have swept aside so many teams this season, with very few finding a way to counter their dominance on the ball and their devastating quality in attack.

Most attempt to contain them but Liverpool got at Manchester City from the off and immediately had the visitors rattled.

City did not manage a single attempt on target in a first half Liverpool completely controlled but came into it more as the hosts, who lost Salah to injury, tired in the second period.

A goal for the visitors would have given them real hope of overturning the deficit but for all their possession they found themselves continually frustrated by the Liverpool defence and the hosts celebrated a huge result at the final whistle.

There have been many famous European nights at Anfield and this was up there with the best of them.

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