Liverpool put in a superb performance on Wednesday night to defeat Man City 3-0 at Anfield in the first leg of the two teams highly anticipated Champions League quarter-final.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were far superior to Pep Guardiola’s highly rated side in both attack and defence, and even restricted the runaway Premier League leaders from having a single shot on target.
Most of the plaudits this Liverpool side has received this season, have quite rightly gone the way of their superb attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
However, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane praised the role the Anfield sides midfield played in securing this famous victory.
“Great team performance, they obviously had a great start,” Keane told ITV Sport.
“We’ve seen it previously, Liverpool have the players that can hurt Man City, particularly on the counter attack. And they got heavily punished for it tonight.
“Liverpool, from a team performance, were outstanding. I thought the three players in midfield were outstanding as well.
“Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain gave them that foundation to go on and win the game.
“I bet Liverpool can’t believe their luck to be 3-0 up. It’ll be a tough second leg but they’ll still fancy themselves to get an away goal and then the tie will be over.”