Liverpool cruise into Champions League quarter finals following win RB Leipzig

Liverpool cruise into Champions League quarter finals following win RB Leipzig

- Liverpool booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League following a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig

- Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made the difference for the six-time champions

- The Reds go through with a 4-0 aggregate after winning the first leg with the same margin

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Liverpool bounced back from their Premier League defeat to Fulham at Anfield to beat RB Leipzig 2-0 in their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored a goal each within the space of four minutes of the encounter played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.

There were no goals in the first half as the Reds wasted several opportunities as Mane, Salah and Diogo Jota failed to find the back of the net.

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Alexander Soerloth nearly shocked Liverpool as his header came off the cross-bar but the follow up shot went way above target.

The decisive moment in the match came in the 70th minute as Jota intelligently found Salah who went past two defenders before slotting the ball home to make it 1-0.

Liverpool cruise into Champions League quarter finals following win RB Leipzig
Liverpool qualify into Champions League quarter finals following 2-0 win RB Leipzig. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek
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Four minutes later Jurgen Klopp's men were 2-0 up as Divock Origi's cross was jabbed in by Mane.

Liverpool go through to the next stage with a 4-0 aggregate after winning the first leg by the same margin two weeks back.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he will fulfill the remaining years in his contract with Liverpool and is not interested in replacing Joachim Low, The Sun.

The Reds boss' contract at Anfield is set to expire in the summer of 2024 and they are currently on a run of six home defeats at the Merseyside.

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Low announced he will quit the German national team at the end of the Euro 2020 in June after 15 years in charge.

Klopp has been one of the managers tipped by experts to succeed the 2014 World Cup winner but he has stated that has no interest in handling affairs at national level.

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