Liverpool overcame a resilient RB Leipzig attack to hold on to a first-leg lead with two second-half goals from the usual suspects Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane grabbing the only two goals.

It was deja-vu for the Reds, the two who scored in the first leg were back again in Budapest. Unlike the game a month or so ago, these two goals were well worked.

A welcome sight to many fans as Mane, Diogo Jota and Salah all combined for the opener.

There could be cause for concern that the six-time Champions League winners didn't win by a more flattering scoreline but the two goals make the aggregate score look comfortable.

After months of waiting, fans welcomed the midfield trio of Fabinho, Thiago and Georginio Wijnaldum, all of whom barely put a foot wrong. The former-Bayern Munich playmaker excelled in this three-man partnership in the middle of the park. 

Their search for number seven continues as they're in the hat for the quarter and semi-final draws in 11 days time.

We asked the LFCTR followers, who they thought was the man of the match. 

A worthy winner of the man of the match, Nathanial Phillips.

He stood out with his shaved head and black bandage but also for his commanding display at the back for the Reds.

Fabinho played well too but the Englishman played brilliantly winning almost every header and expertly dispossessing Alexander Sorloth late in the game as he burst through. 

Man of the Match: Nathanial Phillips


Match stats powered by FotMob:

Pass success: 71%

Duels won: 5

Clearances: 6

Headed Clearances: 5