Salah kicks Pep's City out

Liverpool through to Champions League semis despite City onslaught

Salah kicks Pep's City out

On how Liverpool will approach the game...

"It was a hard situation for us in the second minute but I was calm", Lovren said.

Salah limped out of the first-leg at Anfield last week and didn't play at the weekend against Everton, and no one knew if he'd be available for tonight's game or not. We were kept under pressure.

On whether the Reds will deploy the same strategy as at Anfield...

"To go through you have to make the flawless game - create chances, be clinical, concede few chances, defend well - all the conditions have to be ideal", he said.

On whether City are "vulnerable" after back-to-back defeats...

Liverpool have progressed to the semi-final stage of the Champions League for the first time since back in 2008. What we are going to do is try.

"The Egyptian King" improved his astonishing goal-scoring record by netting Liverpool's equaliser against Manchester City.

They got the early goal they desperately needed. One has been to revert to his belief that his possession-obsessed football works because it creates more chances than opponents.

Their midfield, which was never going to get on the ball like City's, shrunk worryingly as Kevin De Bruyne, David and Bernardo Silva and the rest toyed with them, passing the ball endlessly, playing some sort of cruel but handsome version of football as it might have been reimagined by Dr Seuss. The value of not conceding an away goal in the first leg was priceless though.

"From a personal point of view I don't want Real Madrid in the semi-finals".

Come the second half however and once again Manchester City were shown to be human, far from the unstoppable force they had appeared to be for much of this campaign.

"This is a massive confidence booster for us".

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"You can not imagine how much intensity you feel before a game like this", he said. We can win, but we might not.

Guardiola is about to complete his second season in England. Right now, there are no weaknesses in the Liverpool team; no sketchy areas that used to define Klopp's team.

"We played for 10 months amazingly", he added.

"Then we had a goal disallowed for Sane and that was hard to take because it affected the game a little bit".

On fatigue not being an issue because of the magnitude of the match... We scored one but weren't able to score more.

I can handle it, definitely.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp will wait in anticipation ahead of Friday's Champions League semi-final draw. Even the other day, playing the Merseyside derby.

Dejan Lovren has been through the wringer as a Liverpool player.

On whether the move to Liverpool has been everything he hoped for...

"I would say congratulations to Liverpool".

This team is not invincible, they can be got at, they can be rattled mentally and they can be bossed physically. "I was not overly happy at half-time to be honest. What have I just witnessed?" "I love that. It wasn't our best football game but deserved [to go through] in the end".

On the global interest in the game...

"Our fans know that anything can happen". We are not there yet - we need to finish the job.

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