Although it’s true that Manchester City have a poor record at Anfield, they were still shellshocked by a three-goal blast from Liverpool in the first half of their Champions League quarterfinal.
Subjected to a barrage of missiles as their coach reached the ground, something for which Jurgen Klopp later apologised, City weren’t at the races in the first 45 minutes.
Mo Salah continued his incredible form and opened the scoring in the 12th minute, a lead that was doubled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 20th.
Things went from bad to worse before half time as Sadio Mane notched Liverpool’s third.
Try as they might, the Citizens couldn’t get an away goal, and now have a mountain to climb in the second leg.