Klopp saw off Man City and thought Barca collapse was a joke

Liverpool through to Champions League semis despite City onslaught

A half-time tirade at Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz ensuring he had to watch his side's latest European exit from the stands.

But which players have failed to beat the offside trap the most this season?

City came into this leg facing a 3-0 deficit, so Pep Guardiola made a statement by coming out with an all-out-attacking 3-3-4 formation.

"Two bn pounds, 10 years and an entire Gulf state marketing plan in the making, in the end Manchester City's best shot so far at becoming the champions of Europe was extinguished in half an hour of tailspin at Anfield and the reverberations from two minutes of self-immolating fury from Pep Guardiola at the Etihad", wrote Barney Ronay in The Guardian. City have now lost three in a row and will go to Wembley to face Tottenham on Saturday with the possibility that it could be four. This is not the denouement to a majestic season everyone was expecting and no matter what happens over the next few weeks - even if City recover to the extent of winning the title with record numbers of points and goals - the quest for perfection is over.

Guardiola emulated England manager Gareth Southgate in the second leg by moving Walker into more of a central role, but he was equally inadequate there.

Liverpool and AS Roma are not exactly small clubs yet their Champions League quarter-final wins are being hailed as a triumph for the underdog in a competition which is generally very low on surprises.

"The greatest Premier League team ever". In this relentless workplace 10 managers have been sacked, which would represent half the table had not West Brom been responsible for two of the dismissals. The Brazilian's absence will hurt City, and midfielder partner De Bruyne, just when they need his experience and authority more than ever.

There have been question marks around Trent Alexander-Arnold's long-term future in the Liverpool side over recent months.

Again, that is nearly half the league, and that is being generous to David Wagner and Roy Hodgson, whose teams have not yet pulled clear of relegation worries.

"They deserve to be champions but we are in good shape now and hopefully we can go to the final and it can be a good season for us", Lovren added.

However bad Guardiola feels at the moment he at least has one trophy in the bag and another shortly to follow.

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

Looking at the table, there could easily be half a dozen fresh managerial appointments before the start of next season. Last year's champions are looking like missing out on the top four. Zinedine Zidane's men may now be fourth in LaLiga but they remain a formidable force with five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo as prolific as ever with 40 goals to his name in club football this season.

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