The result of the match between Leipzig and Liverpool: Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane win the Champions League
Liverpool’s victory began to feel unfamiliar and threatening to become a distant memory, but they capped a superb performance in the Champions League with goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to illuminate their way forward and frustrate Leipzig.
Feeling that in recent weeks everything was conspiring against them as injuries increased and positive performances declined due to individual mistakes, Jurgen Klopp’s accusations welcomed a change in the benefit from the opposition’s defensive failures.
Leipzig, led by Julian Nagelsmann, was the kryptonite for the English teams at this stage as would Tottenham and Manchester United, but the Bundesliga was defeated at the Puskas Arena in Bulgaria.
The German, a manager who has been assigned by all European elite clubs to succeed their occupants, has warned that Liverpool will be a “injured boxer” who will “enter the game with all he has and try to leave their recent league results behind.” His analysis was meticulous, but while he was careful, Leipzig felt humbled both on and off the field.
There was a panic for the Merseysiders in the first minutes when the dynamic Angelino sent a cross from the sideline that Danny Olmo jumped to meet. The ball bounced from the inside to the erect and exited to the comfort of Liverpool, who controlled every element in the half.
Leipzig pressed relentlessly, as Klopp’s men were happy to overtake him and were greeted with much joy in being late.
Salah should have extended Mane, then failed to play the ball against Roberto Firmino on another occasion, before he blocked off sharply from Peter Gulaci. Liverpool’s No.9 found the sideline when he could slip in Mane and Leipzig was under attack.
The flow did not stop. Gulacsi was knocked out of the penalty area to prevent the Senegalese striker coming out of a quick break, but the back goalkeeper’s armor was snapped up by Andy Robertson. The left-back floated the ball over him, but it hit the top net.
Liverpool used to make mistakes from Leipzig and other mistakes by Dieot Obicano that ended with Mane’s effort by my clients, but the striker continued and brought the ball back from the sideline to Firmino to his head. The goal was disallowed, as the assistant referee decided that the goal had been stopped.
Despite all their chances and control of the confrontation, Liverpool must have feared their fortune would not be returned. They were the best team against Manchester City and Leicester before the capitulation, and Leipzig seemed to follow the model of building visitor confidence only to break it.
Nevertheless, Liverpool reversed the trend and within five minutes of the second half put that leg out of Leipzig.
Marcel Sabitzer had a back pass to a central defender, but Lucas Klosterman slipped over and called on Salah to rush back and calmly defeated Julaschi.
Leipzig was not out of their system when my clients mistook a long ball from Curtis Jones with Mane to make sure they were punished.
Nagelsmann’s men pushed to find a way back to the match, but Liverpool were on par with every attempt.
An evening of quality wrapped up with a deluge of England heroes.