Rio Ferdinand opens up about Liverpool FC after 2-1 win over Man City

Rio Ferdinand praises Liverpool FC following their impressive 2-1 win over Man City in the Champions League

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Rio Ferdinand
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand lavished praise on Liverpool FC after their impressive 2-1 victory over Manchester City booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals.

The Reds headed into Tuesday night’s game at The Etihad after having taken a 3-0 lead in the first leg at Anfield last week.

Manchester City went ahead in the second minute when Gabriel Jesus fired home from close range to give Pep Guardiola’s men hope of a fightback.

However, Liverpool FC scored early in the second half thanks to Mohamed Salah’s chipped finish, before Roberto Firmino netted a second to put the tie to bed and wrap up a 5-1 aggregate victory.

Liverpool FC are through to the semi-finals of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in 10 years, and former Manchester United defender Ferdinand has been very impressed by the Reds’ development under Jurgen Klopp in recent months.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Ferdinand said: “I think there comes a time, a moment in your season where you click together and get an understanding of how best you play football – and I think in these last two ties against Manchester City, Liverpool have found that.

“They can defend the box comfortably. When they get it, they’ve got the utmost confidence in their front three to go and cause problems at the other end of the pitch.”

Liverpool FC, who are currently third in the table, will now switch their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their home clash against Bournemouth on Saturday night.

The Reds will discover their opponents for the Champions League semi-finals when the draw is made on Friday afternoon.

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