Manchester City's players learnt Wednesday just why a trip to Anfield can be one of the most uncomfortable experiences in European soccer.
Salah scored the first goal before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain thumped in a screamer and Sadio Mane netted the third with a header but was withdrawn in the second half, worrying plenty of Liverpool fans. I expected we were a real challenge (to them).
Keane, a driving force in United's historic 1998-99 season when, uniquely, they won the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble, reckoned City's humbling at Anfield highlighted how "hype" surrounds Guardiola's creation.
"In this room", he added to reporters, "there is nobody - except the guy talking to you - who believes we can go through". In this competition it is about going to the next round, and we are not in the next round.
Liverpool fans flanked the new route, with some pelting the bus with cans, bottles and flares.
"We beat the best team in the world, so that's a really good performance", Klopp said.More news: Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for six months
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It'll be a tough second leg but they'll still fancy themselves to get an away goal and then the tie will be over.
Star man Salah may not be risked for the derby at Goodison Park after limping off eight minutes into the second half with a suspected groin strain, and Klopp will await a decision whether to make him available for both Everton and City games. "You celebrate the party only when the party starts".
In another quarterfinal, Barcelona capitalised on two disastrous own goals by AS Roma to thrash the Italian side 4-1 at the Nou Camp. And Liverpool are halfway there as well.
Juergen Klopp's side grabbed the lead in the 12th minute when Mohamed Salah played the ball inside to Roberto Firmino whose shot was blocked by City keeper Ederson.
Guardiola shook his head.
City came out brightly after the break though, finally managing to find some composure with its passing. "A reality check for this team tonight, they have a lot to do yet before they're regarded as a great team".
Liverpool didn't want to hear the halftime whistle.
Liverpool last reached the semifinals in 2008, when it lost to Chelsea.