Reds defeated Villareal after two quick-fire goals in the second half.

Match Summary

Liverpool secure a 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash at Anfield. The two sides played out a goalless first half. The deadlock was broken when Jordan Henderson’s cross was deflected past Geronimo Rulli by Pervis Estupinan.

Sadio Mane then doubled the Reds’ lead with a close-range finish following great work from Mohamed Salah. Jurgen Klopp’s men will take a two-goal advantage to El Madrigal, where they will be in a powerful position to advance to the final of the competition. The Yellow Submarine have it all to do next week.