A full and expectant Anfield crowd was ready for another big European night, as Liverpool looked to claim an advantage from the opening leg of this UEFA Champions League semi-final versus Roma. Going into Tuesday’s clash, the Reds were unbeaten in 19 European knockout stage matches at Anfield. Their last European defeat at home was a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in the 2008/09 Champions League quarter-final, first leg.
Liverpool claim aggregate advantage after entertaining first leg
Reds scored five times before Roma replied late on at Anfield
Second leg set for Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday 2 May
Liverpool hosted Roma in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday evening.
In a pulsating encounter at Anfield, the Reds raced out to a five-goal lead after Mohamed Salah scored a first-half brace before Sadio Mane and a pair of goals from Roberto Firmino seemingly put Liverpool in control of the tie.
However, a late Edin Dzeko strike and a Diego Perotti penalty gave Roma a glimmer of hope for the decisive second leg in the Italian capital next week.
FIFA.com breaks down the biggest moments of Tuesday's match with a photo gallery.
The winner of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League will represent Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 at the end of the year.