Rio Ferdinand raves about Liverpool FC after 2-1 Champions League win at Man City

The Man United legend believes Liverpool FC were deserved winners against Man City on Tuesday night

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

Rio Ferdinand raved about Liverpool FC’s phenomenal performance in a 2-1 win at Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Reds were looking to protect a 3-0 lead from the first leg of the quarter-final clash after a dominant performance at Anfield.

Liverpool FC suffered a setback in the second minute when Gabriel Jesus finished past Loris Karius after Raheem Sterling appeared to foul Virgil van Dijk.

Manchester City pressed for a second goal before half-time but Bernardo Silva hit the woodwork before Leroy Sane had a goal ruled out for offside.

Mohamed Salah levelled in the second half with his 39th goal of the 2017-18 season after Sadio Mane’s mazy run into the Manchester City area.

Brazil international Roberto Firmino made it 2-1 thanks to a clinical finish after Nicolas Otmaendi failed to clear his lines.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand spoke in glowing terms about Liverpool FC following their progression to the Champions League final.

“5-1 against the best team of the league this year… a convincing 5-1 beating. It was a phenomenal display from this Liverpool team,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

Liverpool FC won the Champions League in 2005 after the Reds came back from 3-0 down before beating AC Milan on penalties in the shootout.

The Reds lost 2-1 to AC Milan in the Champions League final at Athens.

Liverpool FC have reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2008.

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