Champions League • Quarter-final
  • 2nd Half
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Sterling
    90'
  • Henderson
    86'
  • Oxlade-ChamberlainMoreno
    85'
  • De Bruyne
    80'
  • Jesus
    76'
  • FirminoSolanke
    71'
  • GündoganSterling
    57'
  • SalahWijnaldum
    52'
  • 1st Half
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Otamendi
    45'
  • Mané
    31'
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain
    20'
  • Salah
    12'
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Liverpool - Manchester City

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It's only half time in this tie, but Liverpool have a commanding lead to take to the Etihad Stadium next week for the second leg. City will surely be much better at home, but Klopp's team took a firm grip of this contest this evening. Guardiola will be so disappointed with how toothless his side were over the 90 minutes.

  • End of 2nd Half
93'

FULL TIME: Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City

  • Raheem Sterling
    Yellow cardRaheem SterlingManchester CitySterling is shown a late yellow card, which is greeted like a goal by the home crowd.
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92'

Sterling is shown a late yellow card, which is greeted like a goal by the home crowd.

92' 

Pass, pass, pass... Man City are still in complete control of the ball, but they still can't find a way through this Liverpool defence. It's been a different sort of performance in this second half, but the Reds deserve this win.

91' 
90'

Three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the match.

89' 

Everyone inside Anfield is now counting down the seconds to what would be a massive result to take into next week's second leg at the Etihad Stadium. City are still probing away.

88' 

Klopp is orchestrating his team from the sidelines. He still wants them to push further up the pitch, but they don't seem to be listening to him. They are sat deep as City dominate the ball.

87' 
  • Jordan Henderson
    Yellow cardJordan HendersonLiverpoolHenderson is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Sterling. That booking will rule the midfielder out of next week's second leg.
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Henderson is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Sterling. That booking will rule the midfielder out of next week's second leg.

  • Alberto Moreno
    OffAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpoolOxlade-Chamberlain has faded in this second half. Moreno comes on to replace him.
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  • Alberto Moreno
    OnAlberto MorenoLiverpool
85'

Oxlade-Chamberlain has faded in this second half. Moreno comes on to replace him.

84' 

SILVA FLUFFS HIS LINES! The Spanish playmaker wasn't expecting the cross from De Bruyne. His first touch let him down. Had he got that right he surely would have scored from about six yards out.

83' 

This is full on defensive mode from Liverpool now. They have everyone back behind the ball as Man City press and probe for a way through. The hosts are holding firm... for now.

82' 

Man City still haven't produced a shot on goal. We have played 82 minutes, but the top scorers in the Premier League this season have yet to force Karius into a save. Astonishing.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    Yellow cardKevin De BruyneManchester CityNow De Bruyne is shown a yellow card for taking out Mane. That was a clumsy one from the Belgian.
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81'

Now De Bruyne is shown a yellow card for taking out Mane. That was a clumsy one from the Belgian.

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Earlier this season, defending was deemed to be Liverpool's weakness. The thing holding them back. They have improved in recent weeks though and are showing that tonight.

78' 

LIVERPOOL COUNTER! The Reds have a three-on-three there, with City caught up the field. However, Solanke made the wrong choice and the pass was cut out by Laporte.

77' 

This is where Man City miss Aguero. The Argentine has a track record of scoring big goals for his team, but he is missing through injury this evening. Jesus has had a poor game.

  • Gabriel Jesus
    Yellow cardGabriel JesusManchester CityJesus enters the book for dissent. The Brazilian was penalised for a foul on Milner.
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Jesus enters the book for dissent. The Brazilian was penalised for a foul on Milner.

75' 

Guardiola is surely frustrated at the way his team have failed to make this possession count in the second half. How many chances have Man City created? Next to nothing so far.

74' 

Liverpool seem to have shut up shop and are hoping to play out this game. They want to take a clean sheet to the Etihad for next week's second leg. That would be a huge result.

73' 

INSTANT IMPACT! Right on cue, Liverpool clip a pass over the top for Solanke to chase. He gets there first and plays a cross into the box for Mane. He couldn't get on the end of it, though.

72' 

So Liverpool are now playing without Firmino or Salah on the pitch. Didn't expect to see that this evening. With Solanke up front, they will be looking to get in behind City. Long balls over the top.

  • Dominic Solanke
    OffRoberto FirminoLiverpoolLiverpool are making a change with Solanke coming on for Firmino. That's a slightly surprising one from Klopp.
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  • Dominic Solanke
    OnDominic SolankeLiverpool
71'

Liverpool are making a change with Solanke coming on for Firmino. That's a slightly surprising one from Klopp.

70' 

Klopp will be worried by how tired his team now appears. They gave everything they had in the first half, but they look weary in this second half. City are on top and dictating everything.

69' 

This is relentless pressure from Man City now. They are utterly dominating the ball, but it must be said that they haven't done much with it in the final third of the pitch. Toothless.

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67' 

Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't been so effective since being moved out wide following the withdrawal of Salah. Increasingly, his role seems to be a defensive one, helping out at the back.

66' 

Lovren has been excellent so far this evening. The Liverpool centre back has come in for some criticism this season, but he's doing a good job of thwarting Man City at the moment.

65' 

Sane and Silva have probably been the most prominent City attackers so far, but that doesn't mean that they are playing well. So far, the decision making of both players has been poor.

64' 

Liverpool need to keep the ball better. They are missing Salah as an attacking outlet here. They win a freekick in the attacking half, but somehow manage to work it back to Karius.

63' 

Klopp is furious with his players. He believes that they are sitting too deep. The Liverpool manager quite clearly wants them to push further up the pitch, as they did in the first half.

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What was Sane thinking? De Bruyne plays the ball into his German teammate. He could have taken the shot, he could have played the one-two... in the end, he did neither.

60' 

The next goal in this tie is huge. If Liverpool grab it, it would be dificult to see Man City overturning the deficit in the second leg. An away goal would be massive for Guardiola's side, though.

59' 

Sterling gets the sort of reception you would expect from the Anfield crowd. He knows what it's like to play in big games at this famous, old stadium. The home fans aren't so pleased to see him again.

  • Raheem Sterling
    OffIlkay GündoganManchester CityFinally, Guardiola makes the change he should have made at half time. Sterling comes on to replace Gundogan.
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  • Raheem Sterling
    OnRaheem SterlingManchester City
58'

Finally, Guardiola makes the change he should have made at half time. Sterling comes on to replace Gundogan.

57' 

Mancheter City are well on top now. They have dominated possession at the start of the second half. Liverpool are sitting deep and looking to play out on the rapid counter attack.

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55' 

Salah looked to be walking freely as he trotted down the tunnel. So perhaps Klopp has made that change just to be safe. Liverpool will need their top scorer for the second leg next week.

  • Georginio Wijnaldum
    OffMohamed SalahLiverpoolLiverpool have been forced into a change here and it's a worrying one. Salah has walked down the tunnel.
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  • Georginio Wijnaldum
    OnGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
54'

Liverpool have been forced into a change here and it's a worrying one. Salah has walked down the tunnel.

53' 

ACROSS GOAL! What a pass that was from Fernandinho to get Salah in behind the Manchester City defence, but the young German slices his strike right across the face of goal.

52'

SALAH INJURY? This is a worrying sign for Liverpool. The Egyptian looks to have picked up a knock and the hosts might be forced into a change here. It doesn't look good for Salah.

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Already, there has been a drop in intensity at the start of the second half. Man City are seeing more of the ball as Liverpool step off them. However, it was like this at the start of the first half.

49' 

One change Guardiola has made at the start of the second half is that he has moved De Bruyne to the right wing. The Belgian has been quiet so far. Will this help him make a mark on the game?

48' 

So can Liverpool match their intensity of their first half in this secon period? That will be the challenge for Klopp's side. A fourth goal might kill this tie. But will they sit back more?

47' 
46' 

No changes made by either side at the half time break. Surprised that Sterling hasn't been thrown on. He would have been the natural change for Man City. They have missed him.

  • 2nd Half
45'

The second half is under way at Anfield. Liverpool are 3-0 up against Man City.

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Well, well, well. What a first half at Anfield. The tempo and intensity is exactly what we expected from this game, but the scoreline is not. What did you think of that first half? Tweet me!

  • End of 1st Half
48'

HALF TIME: Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City. The hosts are in dreamland. They have been rampant in this first half. City can't cope with them in the final third. Can Guardiola turn this around?

48' 

HEADER WIDE! That wasn't too far away from being a fourth goal for Liverpool. Van Dijk got on the end of the cross into the City box. He lost his marker, but he directed his effort wide.

  • Nicolás Otamendi
    Yellow cardNicolás OtamendiManchester CityFirst yellow card of the match is shown to Otamendi for a late tackle on Firmino.
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First yellow card of the match is shown to Otamendi for a late tackle on Firmino.

46' 

The visitors are showing a bit more at the end of the first half, with Otamendi striking at goal from the edge of the box. But it was a snapshot and the ball dribbled past the post.

45'

Two minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the first half.

44' 

City win a freekick in a dangerous position after a late tackle by Milner. De Bruyne teases the delivery into the box, but the Belgian couldn't find anyone in a light blue shirt.

43' 

Manchester City have yet to muster a single shot on target so far. That's arguably the most surprising thing so far. We know Liverpool can score goals, but City have been toothless.

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41' 

FIRMINO OVER! The Brazilian forward turns with the ball, creates the shooting space for himself 20 yards out, but his left-footed drive flashes over the bar. Ederson wasn't worried.

40' 

One wonders what Guardiola will say to his players at the half time interval. He will surely make at least one change to his team. This game plan just isn't working for Man City.

39' 

While Man City started the match as the better of the two teams, Liverpool have tightened up at the back since the opening 10 minutes or so. They're holding their own defensively.

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37' 

Forgot to mention that Mane returned to the pitch a couple minutes after coming off for some treatment after the goal. It appeared that he got a cut on his knee, so nothing serious.

36' 

DRIVING RUN! Now it's Robertson surging into the Man City box, beating Otamendi. However, Fernandinho tracks the run from the left back and makes the challenge in the end.

35' 

Manchester City need to get a grip of this game otherwise the tie could get away from them. An away goal changes everything for them, but they have been so poor in this first half.

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33' 

Well, this is turning out to be quite the spectacle. Liverpool knew that they needed to make home advantage count this evening, but they couldn't have dreamed a better start to this tie.

32'

MANE INJURY! Could this be a spanner in the works for Liverpool? Mane looks to have injured himself in scoring that third goal. Liverpool are getting the sub ready. Change about to be made.

  • Sadio Mané
    GoalSadio ManéLiverpoolGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 3 (31 mins - Sadio Mane) Manchester City 0. They have a third goal! Liverpool are running riot here! Salah swings the ball to the back post where Mane was on hand to head down into the ground and into the back of the net. Incredible! City are being thumped.
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 3 (31 mins - Sadio Mane) Manchester City 0. They have a third goal! Liverpool are running riot here! Salah swings the ball to the back post where Mane was on hand to head down into the ground and into the back of the net. Incredible! City are being thumped.

30' 

This is relentless from Liverpool. It's almost as if Manchester City are just hanging on for the half time whistle. There is no let up. Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are being given so much space.

29' 

Man City look so uncomfortable at the back right now. They can't cope with the Liverpool players driving at them. Firmino and Salah are really coming into their own. Robertson, too.

28' 

ALMOST FELL TO MANE! Once again, Liverpool get down the outside with Alexander-Arnold fizzing a cross into Mane. Otamendi got just enough on it to clear from the winger. Just.

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EDERSON PUNCH CLEAR! The Man City goalkeeper surely could have caught that? Robertson's delivery into the box looking for Firmino was a wicked one, but Ederson punched instead of catching.

25' 

Every Liverpool touch of the ball is being cheered. This time, Milner nicks the ball off the toes of Silva and the home fans erupt. The home side are looking good value for their lead.

24' 

Anfield is rocking now. Liverpool have the wind in their sails. They're not really controlling the game in the centre of the pitch, but they are causing all sorts of problems in the final third.

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You just had a feeling that Liverpool would rise to the occasion this evening and they have certainly done that so far. The Reds are flying here. Man City can't handle them.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    GoalAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpoolGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 2 (21 mins - Alex Oxlade Chamberlain) Manchester City 0. Liverpool have scored a second and what a hit that was! They won the ball high up the pitch, with Oxlade-Chamberlain lashing home a strike from about 25 yards out! Incredible goal from the midfielder!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 2 (21 mins - Alex Oxlade Chamberlain) Manchester City 0. Liverpool have scored a second and what a hit that was! They won the ball high up the pitch, with Oxlade-Chamberlain lashing home a strike from about 25 yards out! Incredible goal from the midfielder!

20' 

Just as happened in the Premier League game between these two teams earlier in the season, Man City have been knocked out of their stride. They do look rattled after that goal.

19' 

Time and time again City are looking to expose the space in behind Alexander-Arnold. The majority of their attacking play is coming down the right side. Sane seeing plenty of it.

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17' 

Ederson thumps the ball straight out of play and Anfield cheers. The famous old stadium is rocking and Man City's players look to have been rattled by losing that opening goal.

16' 

Liverpool were living dangerously there. They committed too many bodies forward for the freekick and left themselves short at the back. Sane should have done better with the chance.

15'

SANE JUST WIDE! Liverpool win a freekick in a dangerous position, but leave themselves open to the counter. Sane drives forward, Liverpool back off and back off, but the German shoots wide.

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Man City have been the better team on the balance of play in these opening 10 minutes or so, but it's Liverpool who have the lead. City should have done so much better in clearing the danger after tackling Firmino.

  • Mohamed Salah
    GoalMohamed SalahLiverpoolGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 1 (12 mins - Mohamed Salah) Manchester City 0. First blood to Liverpool and it's that man again! Salah played the ball through to Firmino, who was tackled. But the ball fell nicely to Salah who finished high into the roof of the net! Liverpool have the lead!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liverpool 1 (12 mins - Mohamed Salah) Manchester City 0. First blood to Liverpool and it's that man again! Salah played the ball through to Firmino, who was tackled. But the ball fell nicely to Salah who finished high into the roof of the net! Liverpool have the lead!

11' 

Liverpool are now trying to force the ball down the right side where they can involve Salah. However, Manchester City are crowding out the Egyptian. Their game plan is working so far.

10' 

Sane and Silva have seen plenty of the ball in these opening 10 minutes. Meanwhile, Liverpool are struggling to get a grip of things in the middle of the pitch. City playing well here.

9' 
8' 

Man City already look to have grown into the game. They are the ones dictating the pace and tempo of the play. Liverpool haven't been as adventurous as many expected them to be.

7' 

SANE SHOT! The young German bursts into the Liverpool box, holding off two opposition defenders, but his strike finds the side netting after picking up a deflection.

6' 

Laporte is playing on the left side of the Manchester City defence. The idea there is to keep Salah under wraps. Of course, defenders have been trying to do that all season long...

5' 

Liverpool inflicted the first Premier League defeat of the season on Manchester City. That was a thrilling 4-3 win for the Reds. They'll be looking to evoke the spirit of that match.

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3' 

It's been a lively start from both teams early on. First, Liverpool attacked down the left side through Robertson, then Man City hit out on the counter attack. No chances yet, though.

2' 

These are the two remaining English teams left in the Champions League and they are playing for a place in the semi finals of the competition. Only one of them can make it through. Who will it be?

  • 1st Half
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Okay, here we go. It's Liverpool against Manchester City in the quarter finals of the Champions League.

19:42 
19:40 

It's hotting up at Anfield. Just five minutes until kick off now...

19:35 

Of course, Klopp and Guardiola have previous. No manager has as good a record against Guardiola as the Liveprool boss. Time and time again he causes the Catalan coach problems.

19:30 
19:25 

Both Liverpool and City line up as you would expect them to. Jesus starts up front over Aguero. Of course, Aguero wasn't expected to start as he overcomes injury. He might be ready for the weekend.

19:20 

A bit of pre-match drama. Manchester City's bus has been badly damaged by the reception it received upon arriving at Anfield and so a new one has been sent for to take the players back to Manchester after the game.

19:15 

The Manchester City team bus is welcomed to Anfield...

19:10 

TEAM NEWS: Liverpool - Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino. /// Manchester City - Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Laporte, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Gundogan, Jesus.

19:05 

I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the game to let me know your thoughts. How important is it that Liverpool get a result at home? Should Pep Guardiola change his style tonight? Tweet me!

19:00 

Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Champions League quarter final first leg between Liverpool and Manchester City. We'll bring you all the action as it happens. Kick off is at 7.45pm.