At the final whistle, the score reads 1-5, as Porto are taken apart by a rampant Liverpool. Salah and Firmino grab two goals each!
Liverpool handed out a heavy defeat to Porto last night, and they stay top of a UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group B that also contains AC Milan and Atlético Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were superb throughout as they maintained their 100% start in the competition. They looked to be in a completely different class to the home side, who struggled to compete with Liverpool’s stellar attacking threat.
Mohamed Salah’s 1st was a bundled finish from a Curtis Jones effort, that Diogo Costa in the Porto goal could only parry into the Egyptian’s path. That got Liverpool going at the Estadio do Dragao, which once again proved a happy hunting ground for the Reds of Merseyside.
And with 4-1 and 5-0 victories in recent campaigns against the same opposition fresh in the memory, Liverpool came up with a performance jam-packed full of energy, pace, and precision!
Sadio Mané doubled their lead just before half-time with a back-post tap-in. It was a decent ball in by James Milner, but nobody was home in the Porto defence, as the Senegalese international scored with total ease.
Salah then netted his 2nd with a clinical finish through Costa’s legs and into the bottom right corner, after he found himself completely alone deep inside the Porto penalty area.
Mehdi Taremi’s header briefly gave the hosts some hope, but Roberto Firmino ended that with a 4th for Liverpool. Costa left himself stranded after bizarrely deciding to charge up the pitch, in an attempt to clear, and Firmino casually passed the ball in from way out.
The Brazilian then completed a dominant victory in the 81st minute when he latched on to a rebound from Curtis Jones’ volley.
After 2 group stage matches, Liverpool remain top of UCL Group B on 6 points. Porto sit in 3rd, on just 1 point.