Liverpool took control of their Champions League semi-final tie with a dominant 2-0 win over Villarreal at Anfield.
The Reds didn’t look troubled in the first leg, but appeared frustrated as the Spanish side kept them at bay in the first-half.
But Jordan Henderson’s cross found the back of the net with the help of a deflection off Pervis Estunpinan and less than two minutes later, Sadio Mane had doubled the lead with a smart finish.
Villarreal will have home advantage in next week’s return fixture, but that looks unlikely to stop Liverpool sealing a third Champions League final appearance under Jurgen Klopp.
Emery didn’t have time to consider a change of approach before the lead was swiftly doubled. There was nothing fortunate about this one, with Salah playing a great pass through to Mane and he poked the finish past Rulli at the near post.
The Yellow Submarines didn’t threaten to find a way back into the match, managing just a single shot for the entire duration, and they’ll need to produce an almost miraculous comeback on home soil next Tuesday.