Liverpool were at their best during the weekend game against Cardiff City at Anfield.
The game saw Mo Salah scored the first goal for the Reds in the first half before Sadio Mane went ahead to add another goal, however, Cardiff where on the brim of getting an equalizer after a goal from Callum Paterson but Xherdan Shaqiri scored the third goal to clear all doubts, Sadio Mane ended the game with a fourth goal.
However, following the weekend match, Liverpool player, Xherdan Shaqiri in a recent statement has assured the Reds fans of more performance this season.
According to the Switzerland international, Liverpool have improved but there is more to come.
He said Liverpool ‘have a very good team and we want to be successful.’
Xherdan Shaqiri hinted that if Liverpool continues to play in the way they played against Cardiff City then they ‘can be successful.’
He stressed that the Reds can still improve despite their positive start, he hinted that ”it’s just the beginning of the season and we have a lot of games to come.”
Liverpool remain undefeated and are currently seated at the second spot of the EPL table after Man City defeated Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
Barcelona Legend Predicts Tough Semifinal Clash vs Liverpool
Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is certain that the Catalans will face a tough semifinal clash with Premier League giants Liverpool in the Champions League.
The Barcelona legend talked about the tough Liverpool tie during an exclusive interview with popular media portal Goal.
According to him, Jurgen Klopp and his players will pose a big problem to the Catalan giants’ quest to win the treble this season.
Barcelona are in the hunt for three trophies namely the Spanish La Liga, the Spanish Copa Del Rey and the Champions League.
The Spanish champions sealed a last four meeting with Liverpool with an emphatic 4-0 aggregate victory over another English club, Manchester United.
The Catalans had earlier won 1-0 at Old Trafford through a Luke Shaw own goal before the Red Devils were beaten convincingly in their second leg clash on Tuesday night.
Barcelona thrashed Manchester United 3-0 courtesy a brace from star player Lionel Messi who has now scored 10 Champions League goals.
The Barcelona skipper is the topscorer in the competition with 10 goals.
Barcelona are also on course to win a second successive league title with just three wins needed from their remaining six matches.
They will also play Valencia in the Copa Del Rey final.
Fear Of Chasing Two Trophies Dismissed At Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed the notion that the Reds are in a state of fear as they try to chase down two major trophies namely the Champions League and the Premier League.
In his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the Premier League clash with Welsh side Cardiff City.
Klopp and his Liverpool players travel to Wales to take on Cardiff City on Sunday evening with the Bluebirds fighting for survival in the Premier League.
The Reds would be targeting the win that would continue their quest for a Premier League title.
Klopp told reporters that his team has embraced the idea of chasing down the two aforementioned trophies rather than being fearful.
The Reds start the new set of league games at the Premier League summit with a two-point lead over champions Manchester City who have played one more game than the Merseyside giants.
Manchester City will win the league title for a second successive season if both teams win their remaining games.
Liverpool are also in the Champions League where they’ll face Lionel Messi and Barcelona in the semifinals.
The Reds booked their spot in the last four of the competition after the 4-1 thrashing of Portuguese champions FC Porto in their away leg secured a 6-1 aggregate victory.
Klopp Sympathises With Rival After Devastating Champions League Exit
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sympathised with rival manager Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City team after their cruel exit in the Champions League.
The German tactician made this known during his pre-match press conference ahead of the crucial Premier League clash at Cardiff City on Sunday evening.
Guardiola and Manchester City were dumped out of the Champions League on Wednesday night after their goal was disallowed during their quarterfinal second leg clash with North London giants Tottenham Hotspur.
With the scores at 4-3, Manchester City needed to score a goal to secure a last four spot in the competition ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.
Raheem Sterling thought he has scored that goal in added time only for it to be ruled out by VAR after it had been given by centre referee Cuneyt Cakir.
Manchester City have the opportunity to bounce back from that setback when they face Spurs at home in their Premier League clash scheduled to hold on Saturday afternoon.
A win for the Citizens will push them above Liverpool at the top of the table ahead of the Reds’ away game against Welsh side Cardiff City.
The Bluebirds host Liverpool with the club battling to escape relegation at the end of the current Premier League season.
Club Legend Delighted With Klopp’s Impact At Liverpool
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has hailed the impact of manager Jurgen Klopp at the club since he took charge of the team a little over three years ago.
The Liverpool legend has been impressed with the German tactician since he was appointed the Reds manager in 2015.
Ex-Spanish international Alonso talked extensively about Klopp during an interview with Nico Rosberg on Beyond Victory.
According to him, he would have loved to play for Jurgen Klopp and that he’s a big fan of the former Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05 manager.
Klopp has been able to transform the fortunes of Liverpool to be amongst the best teams on the European football scene once again.
He led Liverpool to the 2016 Europa League final in his first season at the club before they were beaten 3-1 by Spanish club Sevilla who had to come from behind to win the trophy.
Klopp also led Liverpool to last year’s Champions League final before they were beaten 3-1 by Spanish giants Real Madrid.
He has led the Reds to the Champions League semifinals this term as well as turn the Merseysiders into a strong contender for the Premier League title.
Liverpool and Manchester City are in a close battle for the Premier League title.
Liverpool Star Shuts Down Real Madrid Transfer Rumors
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has debunked transfer rumours linking him with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
Mane shut down those transfer rumours in an interview with the Liverpool magazine.
The Senegalese international further revealed that his target is to be a Premier League legend and that he wants to stay at Liverpool for the long haul.
Sadio Mane has been in sensational form for Liverpool as the Reds target a double swoop.
The Reds are on the hunt for both the Premier League title and the Champions League title.
Sadio Mane scored one of the goals as Liverpool thrashed Portuguese champions FC Porto in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie.
Liverpool secured a 6-1 aggregate win after the 4-1 victory over FC Porto in the second leg played at the Estadio Dragao on Wednesday night.
Sadio Mane scored his 22nd goal of the season against FC Porto.
The former Southampton player has been a key player for Liverpool since the turn of the year.
He has been the in-form player for the Reds in their pursuit of honour in the Premier League and the Champions League.
He has scored 18 goals in the Premier League.
Liverpool And Man City Are Miles Ahead Of Others
Premier League title challengers Liverpool and Manchester City are miles ahead of the other 18 teams in the top flight of English football according to the Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock.
The Cardiff City said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of the weekend’s Premier League clash with the Reds.
Cardiff City will host Liverpool in one of their four remaining league games this season as they try to escape relegation from the Premier League after just one season in the top flight of English football.
The Bluebirds gave themselves a fighting chance of surviving the relegation after their impressive away win over nearest challengers Brighton and Hove Albion.
Cardiff City defeated Brighton 2-0 in their Premier League clash on Tuesday night following the goals from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison either side of the halftime interval.
Neil Warnock believes that Liverpool and Manchester City are a class above the rest of the Premier League.
Liverpool and Manchester City are in a two-way fight for the league title with the Reds currently holding a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Liverpool have four matches left to play starting from the Cardiff City game while Manchester City have five games left to go until the end of the season.
Champions League: Liverpool Thrash Portuguese Opponents To Secure Last Four Berth
Premier League leaders Liverpool have secured a spot in the Champions League semifinals following the thumping win over their Portuguese opponents.
Liverpool thrashed FC Porto 4-1 away from home in what was the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie.
The Reds had earlier won the first leg at Anfield 2-0 with goals from Guinean international Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino.
Brazilian attacker Firmino scored again in the second half to extend the Reds’ lead having come on as a second-half substitute for Divock Origi.
Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a first half lead to put the game beyond FC Porto.
Mohamed Salah then doubled the lead for Liverpool before outgoing FC Porto defender Eder Militao pulled one back for the away side.
Eder Militao is a Brazilian international utility defender expected to leave the club for Real Madrid in the summer after just one season with FC Porto.
Roberto Firmino added a third goal to finally put the game beyond the reach of FC Porto before Virgil Van Dijk added a fourth goal for the Reds on the stroke of full-time.
Liverpool thrashed FC Porto 4-1 away from home to setup a semifinal meeting with Spanish champions Barcelona via a 6-1 aggregate win over FC Porto.
Ex-Liverpool Attacker On Target Twice As Quadruple Dream Ends
Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling continued his good goalscoring form for both club and country during the Champions League quarterfinal tie with North London giants Tottenham Hotspur after he scored two goals in the unfortunate aggregate defeat to their Premier League opponents.
Sterling hit a first-half brace but it was not enough for Manchester City who crashed out of the Champions League via the away goals rule despite beating Spurs 4-3 in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash.
Tottenham Hotspur had won the first leg 1-0 courtesy of a 78th-minute strike from South Korean international Son Heung-Min and the former Bayern Leverkusen player was on hand to score two first-half goals for his team.
His two goals overturned an early deficit from the opening goal for former Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling.
Bernardo Silva equalised for Manchester City on the night shortly after the second of the brace from Son before Sterling scored his second goal with a close range finish to give the hosts a 3-2 lead at the halftime interval.
Sergio Aguero scored his first goal of the tie in the second half to put Manchester City in control of the tie before substitute Fernando Llorente found the back of the net for Spurs to put the North Londoners back in control despite a 4-3 loss.
VAR was employed to give the goal scored by Llorente despite the fact that replays showed the ball hit his hand before it nestled in the back of the Manchester City net.
Manchester City then scored in added time through Raheem Sterling amidst wild celebrations from the home side only for VAR to cut their joy shot by disallowing the goal to send Tottenham through to the last four where they’ll face Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam.
With the defeat, Manchester City won’t be able to win the quadruple (four trophies) again this season.
Klopp Yet To Think About Champions League Duel With Messi
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he’s yet to think about how to stop Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi when both sides meet in the Champions League semifinals at the start of next month.
This was the position of the Liverpool manager on Messi when he was asked during his post-match press conference after the FC Porto win.
Liverpool setup a last four meeting with Messi and Barcelona after they thrashed FC Porto 4-1 in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash to secure a 6-1 aggregate win over the Portuguese champions.
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, substitute Roberto Firmino and Virgil Van Dijk were all on the scoresheet for Liverpool in the second meeting with FC Porto while Eder Militao scored what proved to be a mere consolation for the hosts.
Lionel Messi has now scored 45 goals in all competitions for his beloved Barcelona side this term after his brace sent Premier League giants Manchester United out of the competition.
Manchester United were beaten 3-0 by their hosts in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash with Messi netting two goals while Philippe Coutinho scored the other goal.
The Spanish champions secured a semifinal berth with a 4-0 victory on aggregate.
Barcelona will host Liverpool in the first leg at the Nou Camp on May 1 before the return leg at Anfield two weeks later.
Mane Equals African Record With Porto Strike
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane continued his good form for the Reds this season after he scored the opening goal during the convincing win over Portuguese champions FC Porto in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie.
Mane was amongst the goals as Liverpool thrashed FC Porto 4-1 at the Estadio Dragao on Wednesday night and a 6-1 aggregate win over the Portuguese outfit.
The Senegalese international scored the opening goal of the game to take his knockout stage tally to 10 goals thus becoming the third African to reach that tally after Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba.
Didier Drogba scored 10 goals in the knockout stage of the Champions League before ending his career while Cameroonian football legend Eto’o found the back of the net 14 times in the knockout stage of the competition.
The goal also took his Champions League tally for Liverpool to 14 goals alongside Reds teammate Mohamed Salah.
Both players are tied with Liverpool legend Ian Rush (14 goals) and behind another Reds legend Steven Gerrard (21 points).
Mane gave Liverpool a first-half lead before Salah added a second goal.
Eder Militao pulled one back for the hosts before substitute Roberto Firmino and Dutch centre back Virgil Van Dijk wrapped up a comprehensive win for last season’s Champions League finalists.
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