Liverpool vs Manchester City Live Score and Commentary, UEFA Champions League 2017-18 LIV vs MCFC

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 05, 2018 02:16 IST

Full time: Liverpool 3-0 Man City (Salah 12' Ox 21' Mane 31')


02:16 (IST)5 APR 2018

Not sure how many folks wagered on a 3-0 win for the Reds, those who did, your optimism is incredible! Liverpool's performance in that first half was perhaps the best by any team this season. 

We've seen Ronaldo dismantle Juve and Madrid wreck PSG, we've seen PSG smash Bayern and vice-versa, but Liverpool's pressing game was at another level tonight. The 45 minutes that won them the tie perhaps? We'll see. It's never over till the fat lady sings. 

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02:09 (IST)5 APR 2018

Peeeeeeeeeep! Full time! Liverpool will take a three-goal lead to the Etihad! 

02:09 (IST)5 APR 2018

90+3' Sterling is booked, and the Kop absolutely love it! Liverpool have it in the City half...just where they need it to be...

02:08 (IST)5 APR 2018

90+1' City have the ball forward but a series of deflections from Sane's attempted one-two with De Bruyne falls kindly for Karius who collects and holds on to it as if it's the first piece of bread he's seen in weeks!

02:06 (IST)5 APR 2018

3 minutes have been added on...can City reduce the deficit? 

02:06 (IST)5 APR 2018

90' Walker crosses one from the right, hoping someone can get to it but it's collected safely by Karius to the delight of the Kop!

02:05 (IST)5 APR 2018

89' Again City get inside the penalty box on the left but are let down by the final ball. Silva the culprit this time. 

02:04 (IST)5 APR 2018

88' A goal here for City would make the tie interesting. They'd need a 2-0 win at the Etihad and that is definitely doable. They don't look like scoring, however. 

02:03 (IST)5 APR 2018

86' Henderson has been booked for a rash tackle on Sterling and he'll subsequently miss the second leg! That's a potential problem for the Reds. 

02:02 (IST)5 APR 2018

85' Oxlade-Chamberlain is off for Alberto Moreno.

02:01 (IST)5 APR 2018

84' City have the ball in the back of the net but the ref calls for offside! Tell you what, Sane looked level there! Liverpool perhaps get away with one. Pep won't be happy with that!

01:59 (IST)5 APR 2018

83' Half a chance for City as De Bruyne's cross was into a dangerous area and took a deflection off van Dijk. But Silva didn't know anything about it and couldn't react in time!

01:58 (IST)5 APR 2018

82' City have controlled the game in the second half but Liverpool have allowed them to. They're still trying to create an opening but Karius still hasn't had anything notable to do. 

01:57 (IST)5 APR 2018

80' De Bruyne clatters into Mane and in the process, gets booked. The incident before that was iffy as Sterling went down in the penalty box. Too soft is what the ref thought, and rightly so. 

01:56 (IST)5 APR 2018

79' Henderson with another majestic block! City were cycling possession but Henderson took matters into his own hands by getting out and blocking De Bruyne's shot.

01:54 (IST)5 APR 2018

77' It's all about managing the last few minutes here. Imagine smashing CIty and keeping a clean sheet!

01:52 (IST)5 APR 2018

76' Jesus gets booked for his remonstration to the referee. A bit petulant after a clear foul on Milner. He's had a frustrating afternoon.

01:51 (IST)5 APR 2018

75' Sterling was released by a champagne pass from De Bruyne but the former Liverpool attacker's cross was behind Jesus who couldn't do much with it. Bad end product. The home fans love it, though. 

01:49 (IST)5 APR 2018

73' Lovren wins another header and in the process, a freekick as well. Boy has he silence a few critics today! City are still probing for an opening...

01:48 (IST)5 APR 2018

72' Solanke's energy nearly gets Liverpool a fourth! He chases a lost cause and squares it for Mane, but the Senegalese isn't able to direct his shot properly as he was off balance. 

01:46 (IST)5 APR 2018

71' I was wrong. It's Bobby Firmino coming off. He doesn't look all that pleased, but the team man he is, still affords a smile. Solanke is on.

01:46 (IST)5 APR 2018

69' Solanke is expected to come on, presumably for Sadio Mane here who looks knackered. He did put in quite a shift in the first half!

01:44 (IST)5 APR 2018

68' Mane thought he could break but Fernandinho does well to get back and wrestle back possession. Lovren and van Dijk are in for a busy 20 odd minutes here...

01:43 (IST)5 APR 2018

67' The game is becoming a bit of an eyesore as Liverpool's intensity has dropped and we're getting to see CIty's possession recycle routine which has annoyed a lot of fans so far. Passes without penetration.

01:41 (IST)5 APR 2018

65' TAA is often found out of position but such is his pace that he able to get back in time and make a tackle. Sane's battle with his has been intriguing, but the Englishman has come out on top so far. 

01:39 (IST)5 APR 2018

63' Top tackle by Lovren! Sane was free on the left and all he had to do was pick Silva. But Lovren decided to come out and the risk was worth taking! That could have been good angle for Silva to shoot from...

01:37 (IST)5 APR 2018

61' 30 minutes to go and City are perhaps a goal away from opening up the tie. Liverpool's defence is doing well but you can't afford City so much space and hope for them not to score. 

01:37 (IST)5 APR 2018

60' City break after intercepting Firmino's pass in midfield and De Bruyne plays a good pass to Sane. The hopes of a return pass were extinguished as Sane's touch was terrible and Karius safely collects the ball. 

01:35 (IST)5 APR 2018

59' Sane nearly wriggles free on the left but Karius has the presence of mind to snuff out the chance. The former has been City's biggest threat today. 

01:33 (IST)5 APR 2018

58' Liverpool have hardly had a sniff in the second half. They're happy to let City have the ball and every time they get the ball, they are just pumping it long. A bit strange this, from the hosts.

01:32 (IST)5 APR 2018

57' A chorus of boos ring around Anfield, You guessed it. Sterling is on for Gundogan. 

01:31 (IST)5 APR 2018

55' Corner to City! De Bruyne's cross was into the dangerous area but TAA clears it. City get another corner from the delivery as Gundogan's shot takes a deflection. Knocking on the door here...

01:30 (IST)5 APR 2018

54' City again create half a chance with Sane at the heart of it. But his cross hits the side-netting. Liverpool have dropped off. But can't afford City so much time and space here.

01:28 (IST)5 APR 2018

53' Wijnaldum is on for Salah. Not sure how long he'll be out for. Might be precautionary. Massive blow for the rest of the game. however.

01:28 (IST)5 APR 2018

52' CHANCE for Sane! The German is picked out brilliantly by Fernandinho but his shot flashes across goal and is off target!

01:27 (IST)5 APR 2018

51' Salah is off the pitch, clutching his groin. Not a good sign that.

01:26 (IST)5 APR 2018

50' Sane once again tries to have a go at TAA but the fullback manages to get a tackle in and give a corner. Otamendi jumps the highest from the setpiece, but his header is misdirected. 

01:25 (IST)5 APR 2018

48' City give the ball away but Liverpool are happy to keep it in their own half. Conserving energy for the rest of the half will be on the second half agenda here...

01:23 (IST)5 APR 2018

47' The corner comes to nothing but City manage to win the ball back and are passing it in their own half...

01:22 (IST)5 APR 2018

46' Corner to City straightaway! Expect them to push early on. They need an early goal to bring some calmness and restore some hope of a comeback!

01:21 (IST)5 APR 2018

And we're back! Man City resume the game, kicking from left to right!

01:20 (IST)5 APR 2018

The teams are out! What did Guardiola say to the players? A rollicking, I suppose! 

01:09 (IST)5 APR 2018

Wow. Talk about Liverpool upping their game on a Europan night. Manchester City don't know what has hit them. Herr Klopp's pressing has demolished Guardiola's well-oiled passing machine that recorded more than 80% possession against Everton. Unless Guardiola can come up with a different game plan, the tie could be over in the coming half!

01:04 (IST)5 APR 2018

Peeeep! Half time! 

01:04 (IST)5 APR 2018

45+2' And van Dijk nearly makes it four from the subsequent freekick! Just wide!

01:04 (IST)5 APR 2018

45+2' Otamendi is booked for a challenge from behind on Firmino. Naughty, that. The first player to go into the book today.

01:03 (IST)5 APR 2018

Two minutes to be added on...

01:02 (IST)5 APR 2018

45' Silva makes a driving run down the middle and City try to switch play quickly, but the hosts manage to get it away. Liverpool, for all that has been said of their defence, have been compact as an atom so far. Karius is yet to make a save!

01:00 (IST)5 APR 2018

44' ...and it comes to nothing. Overhit by De Bruyne who has looked out of sorts so far.

01:00 (IST)5 APR 2018

43' City win a freekick. De Bruyne on the ball...
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