The Champions League always brings some surprising performances. Perhaps none are as shocking as Liverpool's complete demolishing of fellow Premier League team manchester city on Wednesday.

Liverpool had absolutely no problem competing against Manchester City, rolling to a 3-0 victory in the first leg of their quarterfinals match. The loss puts Man City in significant danger of falling out of the Champions League before the semifinals can roll around. Meanwhile, peace is restored near London.

Liverpool dominates

The dominance began early in the contest.

They came after Manchester City often, seemingly spending every possible moment on the attack. It paid almost immediate dividends, with Mo Salah punting a ball into the back of the net just 12 minutes into the game, giving Liverpool a 1-0 advantage.

From there, the intensity of the game only increased. Eight minutes later, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled the margin. Eleven minutes later, Sadio Mane made it a 3-0 game. Just like that, the route was on for Liverpool, buoyed by the extremely loud and passionate fans rocking Anfield all night long.

The game didn't conclude without a scare for Liverpool.

Salah limped off the field early in the second half, ending his spectacular night. The injury he suffered wasn't clear, but some sources have speculated that it might be a groin muscle strain. The return game at Manchester City is just six days away, so the training staff will have to work in quick order to get him back on the field.

Manchester City falters

Manchester City does have a legitimate gripe with how they were treated entering the game. Some will say Liverpool's fans took things too far prior to the game, attacking the bus and reminding some of the terrorist incident that affected Borussia Dortmund during last year's Champions League.

Nevertheless, the game went on and Manchester City simply didn't show.

Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva were completely invisible. After Liverpool jumped to a three-goal advantage, it seemed some of the players quit on winning the game, instead hoping to limit the damage ahead of the game on their home turf, scheduled for next week.

Manchester City has been the best team in the Premier League this season by leaps and bounds. Without quickly erasing this horrendous performance from their memory, however, they will be knocked out by Liverpool far too soon in the Champions League.