Liverpool with a fascinating, brutal but disappointing ending beat Roma 5-2 in the first leg of the champion’s league semifinals at Anfield.
Expected goal poacher Muhammad Salah brace in the first half coupled with Roberto Firmino’s second half brace and Sadio Mane’s goal in between had given the English side five goal advantage but a typical Liverpool defence characterized with meagre defending capability gifted the Italian side two away goals in the final ten minutes.
Disputably the best attacking trio consisting of Salah, Firmino and Mane were dangerous a head of goal hence confirmed their ability when Salah opened the scores at the 35th minute.
The Egyptian doubled Liverpool lead before first half whistle after playing with Roberto Firmino before dinging the ball over Roma goalie.
Sadio Mane whose goal was cancelled early on for offside before Salah descended on the visitors with his brace, finally finds a break through to extend Liverpool lead to three at the 56th minute.
Meanwhile Roberto Firmino from masterminding goals for Salah as well got into score sheet at the 62nd minute with the help of Salah himself and the 69th minute saw him register his second goal.
Whereas the visitors managed two away goals through Edin Dzeko at the 81st minute and Diego Perotti’s 85th minute successful conversion of the penalty.
Liverpool will travel to Italy to play Roma in the return leg with three goal advantage but given Roma’s ability to turn tables around, it’s too early to believe Jurgen Klopp has finally taken the Reds to the finals of the European competition for the first time in 11 years.
Mohammad Salah although was great in Roma, his performance this season at Liverpool has been greater than ever and Liverpool definitely will look up to him because the Egypt international is man of big occasions.
Against his former bosses, he created two goals and scored two striking his champions league goal tally with team Robert Firmino who has 10.
Liverpool will play Stoke City on Saturday in the Premier League meanwhile Roma will face Chievo in the Italian Serie A before the two sides face each other again next week on Wednesday 2nd May.