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I just cant see Liverpool not going through – Reds legend Graeme Souness confident of Champions League final place

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness is confident the Reds have done enough to progress to the Champions League final after their 5-2 first leg win over Roma.

The Reds Holy Trinity of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were too hot to handle for the Italian side, as Salah and Firmino each scored two goals while Mane added another in a breathtaking night at Anfield.

MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Salah the star in Champions League classic at Anfield

Despite their scintillating performance, though, Roma were given a glimmer of hope as a late lapse from hosts saw them concede two away goals.

Having overturned the same three-goal deficit to knock out Barcelona in the quarter-finals, Liverpool have been warned against another remarkable comeback ahead of the second leg in Rome.

But Souness believes stopping the Reds lethal front-free will be an almost impossible task for the Italians even on their home turf, where they are yet to concede in Europe this season.

Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the Reds legend said: “Is the door still open for Roma? Slightly, very slightly

“Roma started well but they wilted under the power and the intensity Liverpool play with.

“They could have done without the two away goals but 5-2, youll take that.

“Unless the three strikers dont play the second game, I just cant see Liverpool not going through.

“As long as theyve got those three strikers on the pitch in the second leg, theyll get something there.

“I just cannot see it [a Roma comeback]. Whatever game plan they come up with, its not just about stopping one player, theyve got three players who, at any time, can run past you, slip a cute pass in or do something ridiculous.

“That makes them very dangerous.

“If one is having a bad day, the other two will chip in. If two are having a bad day the third one will chip in. If all three are at it, good luck, because they arent going to deal with them.

“I just cant see how Roma can stop them from scoring a goal for 90 minutes.”

Listen to talkSPORT's interview with Liverpool legend Graeme Souness IN FULL above!

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I just cant see Liverpool not going through – Reds legend Graeme Souness confident of Champions League final place

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness is confident the Reds have done enough to progress to the Champions League final after their 5-2 first leg win over Roma.

The Reds Holy Trinity of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were too hot to handle for the Italian side, as Salah and Firmino each scored two goals while Mane added another in a breathtaking night at Anfield.

MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Salah the star in Champions League classic at Anfield

Despite their scintillating performance, though, Roma were given a glimmer of hope as a late lapse from hosts saw them concede two away goals.

Having overturned the same three-goal deficit to knock out Barcelona in the quarter-finals, Liverpool have been warned against another remarkable comeback ahead of the second leg in Rome.

But Souness believes stopping the Reds lethal front-free will be an almost impossible task for the Italians even on their home turf, where they are yet to concede in Europe this season.

Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the Reds legend said: “Is the door still open for Roma? Slightly, very slightly

“Roma started well but they wilted under the power and the intensity Liverpool play with.

“They could have done without the two away goals but 5-2, youll take that.

“Unless the three strikers dont play the second game, I just cant see Liverpool not going through.

“As long as theyve got those three strikers on the pitch in the second leg, theyll get something there.

“I just cannot see it [a Roma comeback]. Whatever game plan they come up with, its not just about stopping one player, theyve got three players who, at any time, can run past you, slip a cute pass in or do something ridiculous.

“That makes them very dangerous.

“If one is having a bad day, the other two will chip in. If two are having a bad day the third one will chip in. If all three are at it, good luck, because they arent going to deal with them.

“I just cant see how Roma can stop them from scoring a goal for 90 minutes.”

Listen to talkSPORT's interview with Liverpool legend Graeme Souness IN FULL above!

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