London (EFE) – Liverpool endured the first leg 0-2 to reach the quarterfinals with a 2-0 win against RB Leipzig, who missed Angeliño’s depth and never came close to endangering the advantage of the English.
Without the Spanish full-back, it was due to a muscle injury, the Germans missed his depth and versatility in attack and only disturbed Alisson Becker’s goal in bursts and without much intention.
Although they were the first to scare, when the Brazilian goalkeeper had to take a shot from the ground by Dani Olmo, almost all Leipzig occasions were born from Liverpool mistakes and not from their own creativity. And that the defense of the ‘Reds’ did not give much security, with Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips together in the center.
Fabinho was returning to the midfield for the first time since October and next to him he would have Thiago, who completed one of his best performances since arriving at Liverpool. The Spaniard fed a great pass from his field to Mohamed Salah, who was horrible in hand-to-hand, although no worse than Mané in the rebound, hitting the ball with his head completely chopped.
Diogo Jota also had it head on point-blank, but Gulacsi, well placed, took out his fists. Liverpool deserved to win at half-time, but Jürgen Klopp’s men were again denied in the face of goal and Leipzig had to go out to push in the second 45 minutes.
Alexander Sorloth had the clearest chance of scoring, with a header that crashed off the crossbar.
With 20 minutes remaining, Liverpool caught Leipzig out of place and Jota served the ball for Salah to cut in and beat Gulacsi low at the near post.
With the tie sentenced with Salah’s goal, the ‘Reds’ found more space and finished off the match with a center from Divock Origi who sent Mané to the net.
In this way, Liverpool breaks a streak of six consecutive lost home games, although this had to be played away from Anfield, at the Puskas Arena in Budapest – the same setting as in the first leg – due to travel restrictions. between the UK and Germany.
Liverpool, who have already lost the Premier League and the two domestic cups, cling to the ‘Champions’ as the option to touch silver this season. Leipzig, semi-finalists last year, go home.