Liverpool came out hot against Man City and got a big time win to put themselves in good position for the second leg.
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Goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane in a span of 19 minutes midway through the first half
staked the Reds to a three-goal lead, and they stifled Manchester City the rest of the way.
“It was really good," Klopp said of Liverpool's defending. "No shot on target but when we have the ball we have to play more football as well. We can do that but still space for more improvement. I never expected a perfect performance. I expected a real challenge and we were a real challenge. Being 3-0 up is better than 3-0 down. Man City want to strike back. They didn’t play bad."
Man City manager Pep Guardiola concurred, saying his team was "so, so good" after the first-half Liverpool run.
"I don’t have too many regrets or complaints," the Spaniard said. "Nobody believes but we have another game."
Wait on Mo diagnosis. Liverpool fans will be sweating out tests on Salah to determine the extend of the Egyptian star's injury. Salah, who assisted on Sane's goal in addition to opening the Reds' account, was holding his groin when he came off in the 52nd minute for Georginio Wijnaldum and left the field straight away.
"He came to the sidelines and said he felt, sometimes, something," said Klopp. "That was enough for me to not even ask the doctor how he is, but to take him off the pitch. After the game I asked him and he said, 'No, it's fine, I will be good.' But now we have to wait for the real diagnosis and not Mo's self-diagnosis."