Two late Roma goals keep the tie alive but goals from Salah, Mane and Firmino put Reds in a great position

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Two late Roma goals keep the tie alive but goals from Salah, Mane and Firmino put Reds in a great position
Liverpool have enjoyed this season's Champions League run so far. (Getty Images/Laurence Griffiths)
Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Wijnaldum 18'), Salah (Ings 74'), Firmino (Klavan 90+2'), Mane.
AS Roma: Alisson, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Jesus (Perotti 66'), Strootman, De Rossi (Gonalons 66'), Nainggolan, Under (Schick 46'), Kolarov, Dzeko.
SCORE: 1-0 Salah (36'), 2-0 Salah (45'), 3-0 Mane (56'), 4-0 Firmino (62'), 5-0 Firmino (69'), 5-1 Dzeko (81'), 5-2 Perotti (85')
REFEREE: Felix Brych (GER) - Yellow cards: Jesus (26'), Alexander-Arnold (38'), Lovren (74'), Henderson (87'), Fazio (88')
INCIDENTS: Champions League semi-final live from Anfield.
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With that comes the end to tonights live commentary of the international friendly clash between Liverpool and AS Roma. I have been Brogan Clasper running you through the game, until next time.

What an incredible game of football we have just witnessed, in typical Liverpool style the Reds blow away the opposition but take their foot off the gas towards the end of the game to give Roma a glimmer of hope in the second-leg. 

FULL-TIME! LIVERPOOL WIN 5-2 AND WHAT A GAME IT HAS BEEN!

90+2' - Ragnar Klavan replaces Roberto Firmino.

90' - Four added minutes remain. 

More on the goal - Perotti very calmly dinks the balls beyond Karius, surely Roma won't do it again?

85' - PEROTTI SCORES! 5-2 - WOW WHAT A GAME!

85' - ROMA PENALTY! HANDBALL BY MILNER!

83' - Dzeko strikes again but this time Karius claims it with ease. 

More on the goal - Lovren rises to meet Nainggolan's cross but completely misses it and Dzeko slots the ball beyond Karius. 

81' - DZEKO GRABS AN AWAY GOAL! 5-1!

79' - The Roma team and manager seem to have been arguing throughout the whole game - very strange. 

75' - Lovren finds himself in Felix Brych's notepad. 

74' - Salah is replaced by Danny Ings - simply incredible performance!

More on the goal - If this was a boxing match it would have been stopped! Firmino heads home from a James Milner corner to surely put the tie out of sight. 

69' - FIRMINO AGAIN! FIVE FOR THE REDS!

66' -  De Rossi and Jesus are replaced by Maxime  Gonalons and Diego Perotti.

More on the goal - Salah once again provides the assist as he puts it on a plate for Firmino who has an open goal to aim at. 

62' - FIRMINO MAKES IT FOUR! WOW!

Di Francesco has got it all wrong tonight, playing three at the back seems to have caused his side huge problems against such a quick Liverpool front three. 

More on the goal - Salah is in acres of space down the right side and he puts it on a plate for Sadio Mane who slots it home. Roma have crumbled. 

56' - MANE MAKES IT THREE!

54' - And again Roma's defence almost gift Liverpool a clear sight on goal.

53' - Fazio nearly gives Salah a gift as his pass is almost intercepted by Liverpool's little magician. 

50' - It has been a quiet start in the second-period but Liverpool have drawn a corner out of the visitors who look nervous every time Salah receives the ball. 

46' - Patrik Schick has replaced Cengiz Ünder. 

46' - We are back underway!

HALF-TIME! - Wow, just wow! How good is Mohamed Salah? The Egyptian's brace gives Liverpool a solid foundation to work towards earning their place in the final. 

More on the goal - Salah is sent one-on-one with Alisson by Firmino and the Egyptian dinks the ball over the Brazillian goalkeeper. 

45' - SALAH! 2-0 LIVERPOOL!

40' - Roma look rocked, Wijnaldum goes close this time and they will be glad when the referee blows for half-time. 

38' - Dejan Lovren is free inside the Roma box but is unable to convert his free header as it strikes the top of the cross-bar. 

38' - LOVREN HEADS AGAINST THE BAR!

More on the goal - Salah cuts in on his left foot on the edge of the box and curls the ball beyond a helpless Alisson to put the Reds in the lead. 

36' - SALAH! WHAT A GOAL!

34' - It is a superb decision from the linesman as Mane stands around two yards offside. 

34' - MANE SCORES BUT IT IS QUICKLY DISALLOWED!

30' - Salah forces a fine save out of Alisson and it seems Liverpool are now beginning to build up momentum. 

29' - In a matter of seconds, Sadio Mane misses two great chances on goal - the Liverpool faithful are in shock that he has missed them.

28' - AND ANOTHER CHANCE MISSED BY MANE!

28' - MANE MISSES A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY!

26' - Juan Jesus is awarded the first yellow card of the night with a late lunge on Sadio Mane

22' - Half-way through the first-half and it has certainly been Roma who has made the better start. 

19' - Wow! So nearly 1-0 to Roma, Karius makes a huge error in judging the flight of the ball and the crossbar comes to the rescue of the Liverpool goalkeeper. 

19' - KOLAROV SMASHES THE BAR!

18' - Georginio Wijnaldum replaces Oxlade-Chamberlain. 

16' - Oxlade-Chamberlain has hobbled off the pitch and the physio has signalled for a change. 

15' - Oxlade-Chamberlain stays down after a superb sliding challenge on Kolarov, this looks worrying for the England international. 

14' - Karius intercepts a cross from Roma and sends Liverpool on the attack but Salah is unable to latch on to the ball. 

10' - Van Dijk goes in late on Nainggolan and the visitors are awarded a free-kick on the half-way line. 

8' - Oxlade-Chamberlain is the latest to try his luck from range but his shot falls straight to the feet of Alisson. 

5' - Roberto Firmino so very nearly opens the scoring after Salah slides him through on goal but he drags his shot slightly wide. 

2' - Kevin Strootman strikes from range but Karius gathers the ball fairly comfortably. 

1' - Referee Felix Brych blows his whistle and we are underway at a rainy Anfield. 

The Champions League anthem rings loud as both sides await the referee's whistle. 

The teams are in the tunnel and the atmosphere is building nicely. 

Edin Dzeko will make his return back to England, the former Manchester City striker has scored six goals in this season's Champions League campaign and will be the visitors biggest goal threat. 

As expected Klopp has included the likes of Firmino and Robertson after they were rested in the weekend's trip to West Brom.

AS Roma subs: Skorupski, Peres, Pellegrini, Perotti, Gonalons, Schick, El Shaarawy.

Liverpool subs: Mignolet, Clyne, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Ings, Solanke.

AS Roma starting XI: Alisson, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Jesus, Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan, Under, Kolarov, Dzeko.

Liverpool starting XI: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

We have the team news in!

"Nobody thought after the first result that they can have the kind of comeback against Barcelona because it's not usually possible," he added.

"It's a semi-final which is a big thing for them like us. You will see two excited teams and that's good for football," said Klopp.

The Italian side face a tough test at Anfield but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted his team will not underestimate the visitors:

Aleksandar Kolarov, Alessandro Florenzi, Daniele De Rossi and Edin Dzeko were all rested on the weekend's 3-0 victory away to S.P.A.L. 2013. 

Eusebio Di Francesco has a pretty much full squad to choose from for his sides visit to England, only Rick Karsdorp and Gregoire Defrel miss the game through injury. 

Captain Jordan Henderson is also expected to return to Champions League football after he missed the 2-1 second leg victory over City due to suspension. 

Roberto Firmino, Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all expected to start after they were rested against the Baggies.

After a heavily rotated starting XI in their 2-2 draw away to West Brom, Jurgen Klopp is expected to field a much stronger side.

The two sides met back in the 1984 European Cup final which was held at the Stadio Olimpico and it was Liverpool who ended the game as champions following their penalty shoot-out success. 

Salah netted 34 times for Roma in his 83 appearances for I Giallorossi but has already surpassed that record in his short stint on Merseyside. 

The Reds' star man and newly awarded PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah will face his former side for the first time since leaving Rome last summer. 

Meanwhile, Roma pulled off a miraculous comeback in Rome to turn around a 3-1 first leg deficit to win 4-3 on aggregate over Barcelona

Liverpool have progressed to the semi-final of the Champions League following their emphatic 5-1 aggregate victory over the Premier League champions, Manchester City.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text coverage of this evening's Champions League action from Anfield as Liverpool host AS Roma. I'm Brogan Clasper and I will be taking you through this evening's action.