Liverpool hasnt forgotten winning yet. In the eighth Champions League finals on Tuesday, the English Champion was too strong for RB Leipzig: 0-2
for Liverpools first victory in February, losing in the Premier League to Brighton & Hove Albion (0-1), Manchester City (1-4) and Leicester City (3-1).
The match was played in Budapest, which had left because of travel restrictions around the coronavirus. Dani Olmo was in the early stages with a headball close to the opening hit, but he hit the pole.
Mohamed Salah caused Liverpools first danger after fifteen minutes. Goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi rescued and not much later Sadio Mané overturned. Andy Robertson was also near a goal.
In the second half, Liverpools attackers were secure, although they received help from Leipzig. After first rescuing Alison Becker on a stake by Christopher Nkunku, Salah opened the score in the 53rd minute. In the 58th minute Sané took care of the 0-2, which preceded a defence flaw.
Salah has now scored 24 times in European competitions for Liverpool. Only Steven Gerrard (41 times) found a target for the English top club more often.
Georginio Wijnaldum competed for the entire match at Liverpool on Tuesday, which dropped to sixth place in his own competition. Leipzig, where Justin Kluivert remained in the reserve bank, currently ranks second in Germany.
The return is in three weeks.
Trainer Klopp: Liverpool has punished mistakes Leipzig well
Jürgen Klopp was a satisfied trainer after winning his Liverpool at Leipzig (0-2) in the first duel of the eighth finals of the Champions League. “We forced them to make mistakes,” he said. “And we punished them.”
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané punished after rest poorly defending Leipzig mercilessly. Liverpool was able to use a success after three league battles against Brighton & Hove Albion (0-1), Manchester City (1-4) and Leicester City (3-1).
“ Leipzig can be a monster,” Klopp said. “They can be very strong physically, which is what you see every week in the Bundesliga. But we managed to control them. Thats worth a compliment.”