Liverpool have beaten Villarreal 2-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg to keep alive their bid for four titles in a season.
Pervis Estupian deflected captain Jordan Henderson’s cross into his own net in the 53rd minute and Sadio Mane got the second two minutes later in Wednesday’s match at Anfield to leave the six-time winners well-placed for the return leg in Spain.
Villarreal, who had stunned Juventus and Bayern Munich in the previous rounds, had frustrated Liverpool in the first half before being well beaten after creating no serious scoring opportunity in the game.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have already won the League Cup, they’re in the FA Cup final against Chelsea and trail Manchester City by one point in a fierce Premier League title duel.
Should they reach the Champions League final on May 28, Pep Guardiola’s City could also be their opponents there after City beat Real Madrid 4-3 in a thrilling other first-leg semi-final on Tuesday.