The Anfield crowd got full value for their match ticket on Tuesday night with a Mo Salah-powered Liverpool going 5-0 up on Roma, but a late fightback from the Italians leaves a small chance that the Reds will not make the final...
"The Reds were backed at 1.011/100 to make it into the final when holding a 5-0 lead over their Italian opposition and just 10 minutes left on the clock. But that 'To Qualify' price is out to 1.11/10 after Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti scored late on to give Roma a glimmer of hope."
Reds 1/10 to make the Champions League final
Liverpool's incredible season looks like ending with an appearance in the Champions League final but they may come to rue giving up two late goals to Roma in last night's semi-final first leg.
The Reds were backed at 1.011/100 to make it into the final when holding a 5-0 lead over their Italian opposition and just 10 minutes left on the clock.
But that 'To Qualify' price is out to 1.11/10 after Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti scored late on to give Roma a glimmer of hope. Eusebio Di Francesco's side famously overcame a 4-1 first leg deficit against Barcelona in the last round so the precedent has been set.
Nevertheless, the winner market offers a view on the Italian side's overall chances - they are the 38.037/1 outsiders in a four-runner betting heat headed, possibly temporarily ahead of this evening's Bayern Munich v Real Madrid clash, by Liverpool at 2.68/5.
Mo Salah - Ballon d'Or winner?
Jurgen Klopp's had earlier side lit up the tie with the Fabulous Three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino scoring to give the Merseysiders a huge advantage.
Salah started the scoring in the 35th minute and soon doubled the home side's lead. That makes it 43 goals for the Egyptian King this season and he sits second in the betting for the Ballon d'Or, at 2/1 on the Betfair Sportsbook, with only 7/4 Cristiano Ronaldo a shorter price.
Salah squared for Liverpool's third, scored by Mane, and then repeated the trick for Firmino's first. The Brazilian made it 5-0 a few minutes later.
The Anfield crowd were dreaming of the Ukraine final at that point but the mini Roma fightback afterwards has left the small chance of the second leg turning into a nightmare.