Report as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane fire the side of Jurgen Klopp to Budapest’s impressive last-16 away victory; Alisson holds his first Reds clean sheet in almost a month.
With a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig, Liverpool broke a streak of three consecutive defeats and put one foot in the last eight of the Champions League.
Liverpool hit their opponents with a quick-fire double after half-time with Mohamed Salah (53) and Sadio Mane (58) punishing some unexplained defending from the Bundesliga side in the first leg of a last-16 tie taking place in Budapest due to the German authorities not allowing any foreign teams to join the country.
It seemed like a tricky match for the men of Jurgen Klopp against a side of Leipzig that had already beaten both PSG and Manchester United on their way to the knockout stages, but they encountered a side of Liverpool full of midfield energy and attack ruthlessness.
For the second leg, Leipzig will fly to Anfield on Wednesday, March 10.
How Klopp’s men bagged an impressive result
Julian Nagelsmann and Klopp both sent their teams out to play with hostility and high press in a meeting between two of the greatest football minds to have come from Germany. In the early stages, this culminated in a rather watchable encounter with the Germans almost opening the scoring after just five minutes, but Dani Olmo’s header from an Angelino cross smacked back off the post.