Despite the two late goals that Roma scored, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury, it was a brilliant night for Liverpool Football Club.
The Reds are on the verge of reaching the Champions League final after a 5-2 win over the Italians in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg.
Mohamed Salah was the star of the show and Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane also weighed in with goals as Jurgen Klopp’s side stormed into a 5-0 lead.
Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti scored late on to give Roma hope but they need another miracle at the Stadio Olimpico next Wednesday.
In an attempt not to get ahead of himself, Jurgen Klopp quickly reminded his players that there’s still another 90 minutes to play.
"We have to work again in Rome - that is no problem,” the Liverpool boss said.
“There would have been work for us to do if we had won 5-0 because Roma would have tried everything to strike back anyway so that is not a big difference."
The night was certainly memorable for one player - James Milner.
The Liverpool midfielder became the first player in Champions League to record nine assists in a single campaign when he set up Firmino from a corner.
So Milner now holds the record for most assists in a Champions League season - and his reaction to making history is equally as impressive.
“Funny that - I don’t like anyone assisting me with the dishes 🤔 #blotchydryingtekkers,” Milner wrote, living up to his ‘boring’ reputation.
Not even Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo have been able to reach nine assists in a single campaign, so props to Milner on an impressive feat.
It must be said that Liverpool have been absolutely devastating in front of goal in Europe this season, scoring 44 goals at an average of four per game.
If Salah and co. can keep up the incredible form then, come May 26 in Kiev, Jordan Henderson may well be lifting the Champions League trophy.
It’s not just his performances on the pitch that have endeared Milner to Liverpool supporters but his recent Twitter activity, too.
The former Manchester City player is sure to have another funny quip lined up should the Reds advance to the final.
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