Ferdinand names three things he loves about Liverpool FC players after 3-0 win over Man City

The Man United legend singles out three aspects of Liverpool FC's performance against Man City that were particularly impressive

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand says Jurgen Klopp was able to call upon his “quick, durable and intelligent players” on Wednesday night after Liverpool FC were 3-0 winners against Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Anfield.

The Reds welcomed the Premier League leaders to Anfield looking to secure a commanding first-leg lead ahead of the return trip to Manchester City in the Champions League next week.

Liverpool FC broke the deadlock in the 12th minute when Mohamed Salah finished from close range following excellent work from Roberto Firmino to catch out Manchester City defender Kyle Walker.

England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled the home side’s lead with a brilliant long-range strike in the 20th minute to score in successive games against the Eastlands outfit.

Sadio Mane made it 3-0 before the break to put Liverpool FC in command of the last-eight tie before the home side dug deep to keep out Manchester City throughout the second half at Anfield.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand was full of praise for the Liverpool FC players for their incredible performance in a 3-0 rout of the Premier League leaders on Wednesday night.

“I think you have to give Liverpool the utmost credit tonight.

“They went out there and produced a perfect game-plan. They went out there and executed it perfectly.

“Klopp need to take huge credit for the way he took his team out there on the front foot. But you have to have the players to execute that game plan.

“You need quick, durable and intelligent players and Liverpool have got them in abundance.”

The Reds signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in the January transfer window.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
2018 Review
The Sport Review
Milestones and memories, with Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Halep, Radwanska, and more
The Sport Review
Joe Gomez: Why I signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool FC
The Sport Review
Pedro challenges Chelsea FC to catch Liverpool FC