As many as six Liverpool players made the UEFA Fantasy Team of the Week as Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Andy Robertson, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were named in the XI.
Paris Saint Germain hat-trick hero Kylian Mbappe also featured alongside Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland.
The UEFA Champions League team of the week lined up in a 3-5-2 with the Reds dominating the first edition of the knockout stage.
Liverpool Dominate the Squad
Alisson scored six points as he made two vital saves on the way to the win in Budapest, thus putting behind two horrific performances against Manchester City and Leicester City.
The defensive trio of Kabak, Robertson and Alexander-Arnold feature in the team as they collectively ensured the first leg win over Die Roten Bullen. Liverpool’s Turkish loanee was also awarded Liverpool’s Man of the Match as he shone alongside skipper Jordan Henderson in just his second start. They all scored seven.
Strike partners Mane and Salah pounced on two Leipzig defensive mistakes to fire home two crucial away goals.
The Egyptian netted his fourth goal of the season in Europe as his attacking compatriot etched his way onto the Reds all-time European goal scorers with his 20th goal for the six-time Champions League winners.
As Salah carried his leading goal scoring league form onto the European stage, he continued his rich vein of form as he picked up the Champions League man of the match. He picked up nine fantasy points.
Curtis Jones’ lofted through ball was misjudged by Nordi Mukele which left the Senegal international one-on-one with Peter Gulacsi and the goal at his mercy making no mistake in dealing a damaging blow to last season’s semi-finalists. He was awarded eight points.
Although the destination of the second leg remains undecided, there is one certainty, that is Jurgen Klopp’s side will go into their ‘home’ fixture with a two goal lead and the all important away goal advantage over Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
See the full Champions League Fantasy Team of the Week here.