Liverpool lost concentration and gave Roma outside chance, says Trent Alexander-Arnold

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The Egyptian striker picked up two goals against his former club Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday at Liverpool's Anfield stadium.

Liverpool continued to pile forward and were rewarded with a fourth as Salah skipped past Juan Jesus before crossing for Firmino to score.

"I sold him for more than €42m".

The astonishing goals - two more against Roma on Tuesday night in the Champions League semi-final first leg - at increasingly important moments have transformed the view of Salah's exceptionally high level from the welcome-but-unexpected earlier in the season to commonplace now.

'We are excited but can't get too excited.

"During the week there are some times I don't really like him because he does that stuff to me", Alexander-Arnold said.

"Anything can happen in football - nothing is impossible". We made it easy for them'.

'We will be thinking that going into the next game.

Liverpool will rue their missed chances and poor late defending, but remain well on course for a first final in 11 years."Since I arrived Liverpool always had to take a slightly more hard way, but, in the end, mostly still a successful way and that's what we will try in Roma", said Klopp. Of course we would have been more happy with 5-0 or 5-1 but 5-2 is a fantastic result. "This is a final for us", he said.

"The boys played a brilliant game over a very long period".

"We can draw inspiration from what we did in the quarterfinals [against Barcelona] and tell ourselves that it's not impossible", De Rossi told Mediaset. We had to take an offer before the end of the month.

"We have to work again in Rome, that is no problem. Roma would have tried everything anyway", he said.

The head coach explained that his players had misconstrued his instructions, prompting them to set up in a different system.

Utility man Alessandro Florenzi insisted Liverpool missed the chance to kill off the tie. This is, however, the epoch of Salah and he can make it unique by winning the Champions League, which is what I wish.

Salah, the leading scorer in the Premier League with 31 goals, was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday. "Conceding two goals is not what we want but we can't change it, that's football", Klopp said.

"We did not prepare our passes. Let's not forget the story of how we got here".

His manager Klopp encouraged reporters to stake Salah's claim as the best in the world while admitting he faces serious competition.

"I think we agree the penalty wasn't even a penalty, it's not even handball, but that's the situation and now it's 5-2".