Liverpool win seven-goal thriller

  • Liverpool claim aggregate advantage after entertaining first leg

  • Reds scored five times before Roma replied late on at Anfield

  • Second leg set for Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday 2 May

Liverpool hosted Roma in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday evening.

In a pulsating encounter at Anfield, the Reds raced out to a five-goal lead after Mohamed Salah scored a first-half brace before Sadio Mane and a pair of goals from Roberto Firmino seemingly put Liverpool in control of the tie.

However, a late Edin Dzeko strike and a Diego Perotti penalty gave Roma a glimmer of hope for the decisive second leg in the Italian capital next week. breaks down the biggest moments of Tuesday's match with a photo gallery.

The winner of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League will represent Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 at the end of the year.