Hanging Out With Soccer Giants
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 4, 2018
Damian and son were a part of the coverage at Anfield for the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League tie with Manchester City on April 4th.
They were pitchside ahead of the game to speak with the talent lineup that includes Gary Lineker, Steven Gerrard, and Frank Lampard. And Liverpool wins 3-0!
After a magical Liverpool night that lived up to every effusive word ever uttered about Anfield, Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are now going to have live up to all the hype about them to turn this tie around. The Catalan will maybe have to produce his greatest feat of management yet, or something at least as wondrous as Jurgen Klopp conjured here for this coruscating 3-0 victory that itself will match anything this great old ground has seen in Europe. That’s the scale of the task for City in the second leg, that’s how magnificent Liverpool were.
It was amazing to think that the utterly thrashed visitors could be crowned the most commanding ever English champions as soon as Saturday, because it’s been a long time since they have been made to look this callow, this out of ideas, this poor. City’s night started with their bus getting smashed up, and just got worse. The only blemish for Liverpool is the second-half injury to the dominant Mohamed Salah, although Klopp said afterwards the player said he was “fine”. The real key, though, was that Liverpool successfully set a pace that City couldn’t match even when Klopp’s team began to naturally subside.