Liverpool got a 5-2 victory against visiting Roma in the first-leg of the semifinal match at the Anfield Stadium leaving them in a state that suggest that their qualification need to be defended when they visit Italy next week.
With five goals in the first 68 minutes from Salah (2), Mane (1) and Firmino (2) the Reds took an impressive lead with lots of hope giving their fans and pundit an assurance that they have sealed qualification to the finals of the tournament.
However, one late goal from Dzeko in the 81 minutes puts their qualification to doubt, before Perroti converted an 85′ minutes penalty to leave Liverpool’s qualification dangling ahead of the second-leg.
It will be recalled that Roma surprisingly knocked Barcelona out of the champions league in the quarterfinal by overturning a 4-1 first-leg lead at Italy, which puts Liverpool situation also in doubt.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are now in a situation where they will have to prove their worth by ensuring resounding victory in the second-leg and fulfill their dream of reaching the final of the champions league for the first time since 2007.