CHRIS SUTTON: Mohamed Salah’s early chance was the time for Liverpool to change the color of the Champions League quarter-final but surprisingly lacked conviction
No one can say that Liverpool have not tried to force themselves on Real Madrid from the start and Mohamed Salah should have changed the skin color of this draw within two minutes.
There was a surprising lack of conviction from a forward who went this season with 28 goals in all competitions.
Score that and the mood changes. It would have pumped the Liverpool players and the Real players sweated about their slim lead. That was the moment.
Mohamed Salah really should have changed the skin color of this tie within two minutes
Salah saw his left shot saved by Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Real responded to Liverpool’s strong start by trying to slow the game down. They started to keep the ball good for large parts.
Liverpool needed that early attack, such as when they broke the deadlock within seven minutes in that 4-0 comeback against Barcelona in 2019.
From all the matches we’ve seen in this ‘behind closed doors’ era, you can feel how much Liverpool have missed their fan base.
The Kop would have sucked the ball into the goal. In the end, it wouldn’t be for Jurgen Klopp.
In the end, it would not be for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, as Real Madrid reached the semi-finals