Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Liverpool stun Man City to win 3-0 in first leg of Champions League tie
  2. Was Liverpool's win their best performance under Klopp?
  3. Build-up as Arsenal host CSKA in Europa League quarter-final first leg
  4. Get involved - text 81111, tweet #bbcfootball or BBC Sport Facebook

Live Reporting

By Greg O'Keeffe and Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

That's all for now

Thanks for sticking with us this morning.

Gossip: Real in Old Trafford raid?

David de Gea
Getty Images

Real Madrid have reportedly rekindled their interest in Manchester United's 27-year-old Spain keeper David de Gea.

They have also enquired about France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, and France forward Anthony Martial, 22.

There's plenty of other interesting bits of transfer talk in today's gossip page, like:

  • Liverpool eyeing a Gent winger
  • Chelsea looking to France for their next manager
  • Everton planning to sign another Besiktas star

Catch up with it all here.

Get Involved

#bbcfootball or text on 81111

Oli: Liverpool's midfield three performed out of their skin. It is such a shame James Milner has retired from England duty because he is the type of player England will miss in midfield. Hugely underrated and leading the CL assists! I hope Gareth Southgate is on the phone right now convincing him otherwise.

Michael: People keep mentioning Man City's 5-0 win earlier in the season, but always seem to forget that four of the goals were scored against 10 men, with a much weaker Liverpool defence. All Liverpool need is an away goal and there's no way City can win the tie

Elsewhere in Europe

Atletico Madrid take on Sporting Lisbon, Lazio take on the conquerors of Borussia Dortmund - Red Bull Salzburg while RB Leipzig face Marseille (all 20:05 BST)

Cech to start?

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow (20:05 BST)

David Ospina has been Arsenal's nominated Europa League goalkeeper in all-but two of the club's ten fixtures this season.

But a number of national newspapers are suggesting that Petr Cech has shaken off a minor groin issue and is set to start in Europe for the first time since the Gunners 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in October.

Not good news for the Colombian as the competition begins to reach a climax.

Petr Cech
Getty Images

Lacazette to return?

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow (20:05)

Alexandre Lacazette
Getty Images

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might not be eligible to feature for Arsenal tonight but some good news coming over the horizon is that Alexandre Lacazette is in line to make his first start for the club since 30 January.

France forward, Lacazette, 26, is making his return from knee surgery and scored after coming off the bench in Sunday's Premier League win against Stoke.

Is he the man to add an extra dimension to Arsenal's attack?

'Some extra pressure'

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow (20:05 BST)

After two night's on Champions League football it is time to turn our attention to the Europa League with Arsenal hosting CSKA Moscow this evening.

Currently 13 points adrift of a Champions League place in the Premier League, it would be fair to say this competition has become a case of all or nothing for the Gunners' hopes of returning to Europe's top table.

No wonder Arsene Wenger has talked of "some extra pressure".

Get Involved

#bbcfootball or text on 81111

Ali: As someone who has never missed a Liverpool game under Klopp, I believe this was our best performance under him. From defence to attack, it was simply a complete performance.

Jon: Man City did not have a disallowed goal, because it's clear Virgil van Dijk stopped defending when the whistle blew, and most likely would have blocked the cross otherwise. Also, not convinced that City had any penalty shouts. Liverpool's first goal may have been slightly offside, but it's impossible to begrudge them that win based on the performance.

Chris: The tie is no way over. Let's not forget City turned Liverpool over 5-0 this season and Klopp is notorious for blowing his chance. He's always the bridesmaid.

Neville has his say

View more on twitter

Former Manchester United defender and Sky sports pundit Gary Neville has had his say on last night's big game and the Liverpool fans' reaction to it.

He then responded to another supporter who asked if he thought Jurgen Klopp's side could be title winners next season.

(App users may need to click the link to view this media)

View more on twitter

Celtic draw blank at home

Liverpool's thumping win wasn't the only eye-catching result last night.

In Scotland, table-topping Celtic were held at home by Dundee.

Dedryck Boyata almost scored a 45th-minute own goal when he tackled Roarie Deacon, the ball striking the post.

Dundee's Simon Murray and home winger James Forrest also came close.

You can read more about that one here.

From Mexico to Milan, football says goodbye to 'an absolute gentleman'

BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty chronicles the late Ray Wilkins - one of the most popular figures in football.

Read more here.

Get Involved

#bbcfootball or text on 81111

Fabian: Strengthen that defence, get a world class holding midfielder and Liverpool will be a force to reckon with in world football. Stellar performance last night; no way back for City.

Jack: The thing that most Liverpool fans were thinking last night, was 'can we keep them out until the Etihad?'. The fact we did but added three goals was easily the best result we could have hoped for.

Olly: First Liverpool goal offside - certainly more so than City's disallowed goal plus a penalty not given for a foul on Sterling. The score should have been 2-1 with VAR.

Tributes from Milan

Tributes to Ray Wilkins were also offered ahead of the Milan derby.

Wilkins made 74 appearances the Rossoneri and club legend Franco Baresi held up an AC Milan shirt with the ex-England captain's name on it moments before the game and also laid flowers behind the goal.

Baresi had earlier said he was honoured to have known Wilkins on his Twitter account.

Franco Baresi

Joe Cole - I will always remember

View more on instagram

Raymond - I will always remember the great moments we shared. I would come out to training 20 minutes before we would start and playing the boxes game and two touch everyday, we had such a giggle. I loved You telling me about Franco Barresi and all the greats you have played with and against and reminiscing about the “good old days”. Loved our daily chats and arguments about football and will always remember you saying “ You young chappies should never give the ball away, these days you play on bowling greens, we played underneath the grass young man ” But most of all mate I will miss bumping into you and catching up and i always left your company with a smile on my face and a spring in my step. You will always be “dangerously well“. They don’t make them like you anymore Raymond. Thoughts and prayers are with Jackie, Jade and Ross at this deeply sad time and still can’t believe you are gone. Love, Joe xx

Joe Cole

Touching tribute to Ray Wilkins

View more on twitter

This warms the heart and reminds everyone why Ray Wilkins, who died yesterday, was so admired.

Read more about his sad passing here.

Lineker pays tribute to Wilkins

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker also paid tribute to the late Ray Wilkins, saying he had "great memories of Ray as a team-mate and broadcasting with him as well".

'A wonderful human being' - Lineker pays tribute to Wilkins

Robson pays respects to Wilkins

Aside from events at Anfield, football remains in mourning today after the untimely death of Ray Wilkins at the age of 61 yesterday.

His former England and Manchester United teammate Bryan Robson has joined a chorus of former players to pay their respects to Wilkins, in the Daily Mail.

Ray Wilkins
Getty Images

'Liverpool like a swarm of bees'

Leroy Sane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Getty Images

Not often you hear a football performance likened to a swarm of bees.

But here's MOTD pundit and former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson's take on events last night.

Manchester City's new sponsor confirmed

'Liverpool expose Man City's hidden flaws'

More analysis from BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty, who says that Pep Guardiola's fears were realised during Liverpool's 3-0 triumph over Premier League champions elect Manchester City.

Read more here.

Liverpool v Manchester City
Getty Images

Swipe right for Pep & Co

Tinder app
Getty Images

Well here's a story...

The Daily Mail are reporting this morning that Man City, beaten though they were last night, have certainly got a spark this morning - after agreeing a sponsorship deal with dating app behemoth Tinder.

You can read about it here.

Get Involved

#bbcfootball or text on 81111

It was a night of contrasting fortunes for old adversaries Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, who have both enjoyed some stellar evenings on a European stage.

But was last night Klopp's finest moment? And what chance of Pep masterminding a stunning revival next week?

Let us know your thoughts via #bbcfootball or text on 81111

'We beat the best team in the world'

Far from going overboard, Jurgen Klopp gave a more sober reflection of a euphoric night at Anfield. After lauding his Liverpool team there was also quick application of reality ahead of the second leg against Manchester City next week.

"We will really have to work again like hell," he said. "We are not in the next round. Why should I celebrate it? Let's talk about that after the second game and we will see if we talk about the same thing or not."

Jurgen Klopp
Getty Images

'City players must believe they can win'

A penny for Pep Guardiola's thoughts this morning.

The Manchester City boss says his to-do list will now include trying to convince his players they can overturn their 3-0 deficit against Liverpool when the teams meet next Tuesday (19:45 BST).

Possibly his biggest challenge yet at City?

Pep Guardiola
Getty Images

Relive Liverpool's stunning win

There was no respite on the pitch for Manchester City who were swept aside during 31 clinical first-half minutes from Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team.

If you're a Liverpool fan this morning, you might, just might, feel pretty pleased with your team today.

If you fancy basking in the glory all over again you can relive another famous European night at Anfield here.

Liverpool players celebrate after scoring against Manchester City
Getty Images

Barca pocket the favours at Camp Nou

Barceona 4-1 Roma

Barcelona shouldn't need any help winning football matches.

They really don't.

But Roma threw in a couple of own goals anyway to leave themselves facing an uphill task in their quarter-final second leg next week.

Read our report here.

Roma's Diego Perotti reacts
Getty Images

Liverpool condemn scenes

Liverpool issued a statement before kick-off last night, condemning the scenes outside Anfield and offering an apology to the visitors.

The Reds are now working with the authorities to identify those responsible.

Manchester City team bus
Getty Images

'Guardiola bemused by bus attack'

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola took a dim view of the attack on the visitors' bus.

After the 3-0 quarter-final first-leg loss, Guardiola said that preventative action should have been taken as police "knew it was going to happen".

Liverpool apologised and called the behaviour "completely unacceptable".

Read more here.

Nothing happened, the bus is destroyed - Guardiola


The play on words to describe events inside and outside Anfield last night continues on the back page of the Express.

The Express back page
Daily Express

Hear from Phil on 5 live

Speaking of our chief football writer, you can hear what he made of it all last night here.

Phil McNulty tweet
Phil McNulty/Twitter


More of the same on the Sun's back page.....

The Sun's back page
The Sun

'Liverpool's firm grip on tie'

BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty says that Liverpool's three-goal burst has given them a firm grip on their Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City.

City are on the brink of the Premier League title and their only defeat in the league so far was a 4-3 loss on Merseyside against Liverpool in January - and they were made to suffer once more in the face of the hosts' pressing, aggression and potent attack.

Read the full report here.

'Anfield ambush'

The headline says it all... with the back pages unsurprisingly focusing their attention on a harrowing evening on and off the pitch for Manchester City at Anfield last night.

The Times leads with ‘Anfield ambush’ after City’s team bus was attacked outside the ground before Liverpool ran amok to construct a 3-0 lead at the halfway stage in the Champions League quarter-final.

The Times back page


LFC players celebrate the win
Getty Images

Well that was a lively night of Champions League action!

Liverpool blew Man City away in 45 minutes, while Barcelona did what they do and won.

What did you make of it all? There is plenty to talk about.

Thanks for joining us.