Liverpool are a foot closer to the Champions League semi-finals

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Liverpool show defensive improvement against Manchester City

Liverpool is a foot closer to claiming the Champions League title. Their stunning 3-0 win over Manchester City means Liverpool have increased their chances of being in the semi-finals.

The atmosphere was electric in Anfield stadium last night. Manchester City was on top in the early exchanges, but Liverpool took charge 12 minutes in.

Mo Salah secured the first goal following a move started by Sadio Mane assisted by Roberto Firmino. They doubled their lead within just 21 minutes, and Liverpool swept Manchester City aside within 31 minutes into the first-half.

Goalscorer Oxlade-Chamberlain spoke about the atmosphere: “It was a great start. We knew we had to start fast. I think we won the game in the first half and then we had to defend well in the second half.”

Liverpool is now the most popular bet to win the Champions League. The odds have moved from 12/1 into 5/1 with some bookmakers. The Anfield side now sitting just behind the likes of Real Madrid (14/5), Barcelona (14/5) and Bayern Munich (10/3) as standout favourites.

George Elek, a spokesman for oddschecker gave some insight. He said;

“Liverpool are by far the most popular bet within the Champions League market, which is impressive considering Real Madrid’s achievements against Juventus.

There’s a good feeling on Merseyside, and Liverpool are certainly commanding a tremendous amount of attention from the British public.”