Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

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Liverpool won the first leg 5-2.

He said: "Everyone is just in shock and we are praying for a speedy recovery".

"We need to take this little percentage of a chance to try to do what we did against Barcelona", said Monchi, the feted Spaniard who previously did a wonderful job as sporting director at Sevilla.

After an incredible eight months, Salah finds himself in the Ballon d'Or discussion, having already picked up the PFA Player of the Year award last week.

'Had we not done that, we probably wouldn't be here playing the semi-final of the Champions League as we had UEFA closely monitoring us.

It is not the first time Roma fans have been involved in such situations and, as such, Liverpool are taking no chances ahead of the return leg in the Italian capital on Wednesday evening (Thursday morning AEST).

'The market then went insane with Neymar (joining PSG), Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele (both signing for Barcelona).

The Kops who recently beat AS Roma 5-2 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals are arguably the English team with most active frontline who are driven by the desire to see the back of the net at every single game.

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The Bosnian has scored in each of his last four Champions League games and has 21 in total this season - not quite as prolific as Salah, but not bad.

"He's had an extraordinary season". Of course people have questioned why we sold him.

"But Mo isn't just world-class on the pitch - he is world-class off it - and we as his teammates appreciate him for more than just his goals". "We've got to go there and put a solid display on and hopefully get us to the final". Unfortunately, we suffered that on Tuesday night because we know of his quality.

Roma's night seemed to be summed up when midfielder Kevin Strootman and coach Di Francesco became engaged in a blazing row after the fifth goal went in.However, Klopp's decision to withdraw Salah 15 minutes from time backfired as the tie swung back Roma's way in the final stages.

"I think if I played like some of their defenders in that game, I would consider retiring from football, I really would. Let's not forget the story of how we got here".

"You can slag Roma off all you want, but you have to be good enough of taking advantage of their problems and Liverpool did that".

"What's going on right now with Sean Cox in Liverpool, that's life and death and that affects his family".