CreatorsPublishersAdvertisers
View more in
Premier League

Porto 1 Liverpool 5 LIVE REACTION: Salah and Firmino bag brace each as Reds run rampant in Portugal – latest updates

The US Sun
 17 days ago

LIVERPOOL ran rampant as they beat Porto in the Champions League thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah (2), Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino (2).

  • RESULT: Porto 1-5 Liverpool
  • Porto XI: Diogo Costa, Tecatito, Marcano, Pepe, Zaidu, Uribe, Sergio Oliveira, Otavio, Taremi, Toni Martinez
  • Liverpool XI: Alisson, Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Jones, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Jota

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

THANKS FOR JOINING US

That's all from us tonight, as Liverpool made light work of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao and swept aside their Portuguese opponents 5-1.

Two goals from Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, as one as one for Sadio Mane, saw Liverpool canter to a second win from two in the Champions League.

Mehdi Taremi scored for the hosts but the Reds never looked in danger of letting Porto get anything from the game.

It means Liverpool have now beaten Porto 5-1, 4-1 and 5-0 in their last three games at the Estadio do Dragao under Jurgen Klopp, and just love playing in Portugal.

Next up for Jurgen Klopp's side is a huge Premier League clash against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

A win in that one for the Reds would see them go into the international break top of the Premier League table.

Porto meanwhile return to league action against Pacos de Ferreira on Saturday before club football takes a two week break for international fixtures.

And that's all from us tonight as well.

Thanks for joining us, it's been a pleasure.

LOOKING AHEAD

Jurgen Klopp also previews this weekend's mouthwatering clash against Manchester City.

He says: "We need to play better than we did tonight but that's clear anyway.

"So it will be a completely different game.

"I only heard [just] now the result obviously from [the] PSG [vs] City game, so City will want to strike back for sure.

"But we are at home finally after a few games without our crowd so let's give it a go."

JURGEN'S ANALYSIS

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to BT Sport after his team swept Porto aside.

"First and foremost I have to say the most important thing in football is obviously results, and that's a massive one away at Porto," he said.

"Winning already, but winning in the way we won makes it even better.

"Performance wise it was good in a lot of moments."

GOAL GETTERS

Liverpool have now scored three goals or more in their last SIX games.

Jurgen Klopp's side have started the season really strongly, and look like a force to be reckoned with in both the Premier League and in Europe.

STAT ATTACK

The Reds managed 21 efforts in total, compared to just six from the home side.

And a whopping 13 of those efforts were on target.

Porto meanwhile managed just three shots on target across the entire 90 minutes.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=3GQ3Oq_0cAp84mm00
https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=0aYgc8_0cAp84mm00

'IT'S AN HONOUR'

On the day of his 400th appearance in a Liverpool shirt, Henderson say: "I try to give my all for this club every single day.

"So when I put the shirt on every game it's an honour, and I don't take it for granted.

"So to do it 400 times so far is pretty special, but I feel as though I've still got a lot left to contribute to this club and hopefully I can do it many more times in the future."

HIGH PRAISE

Henderson also praised the performance of Curtis Jones, saying: "Curtis has been fantastic.

"I know on paper he's so young but I feel as though he's been around the first team for a few years now.

"I feel as though he's settled in really well, he's matured really well and now you're starting to see what a good player he is over the last few weeks.

"He's had to be a little bit patient at the beginning of the season, but he's come in, he's done fantastically well and you can see he's got all the attributes to be a top player."

SKIPER SPEAKS

Jordan Henderson has been giving his post match reaction after Liverpool's comfortable win in Portugal.

"We've had two brilliant performances against Milan and now Porto," he says.

"Yeah we've applied ourselves very well, put on good performances and got the result we deserved.

"So a good start, but [it's] far from over."

CONGRATULATIONS CURTIS

Jurgen Klopp gives Curtis Jones a huge bear hug at full time.

The 20-year-old was superb for the Reds tonight in the middle of the park, and contributed two assists - one for Mo Salah and one for Roberto Firmino.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=1aSfEZ_0cAp84mm00

GROUP B RESULT

There's also been drama in the other game in Group B.

After playing for the majority of the game with ten men, AC Milan looked destined to be heading towards a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

That's until the Spanish side were awarded a 96TH minute penalty.

And Luis Suarez duly converted to earn Diego Simeon'e side a dramatic three points.

AROUND THE GROUNDS

There have been some big results in the Champions League tonight.

Lionel Messi has also scored his first goal for PSG this evening, netting a sublime goal in a 2-0 win against Manchester City.

Moldovan minnows Sheriff have also beaten REAL MADRID, in Madrid.

  • Porto 1-5 Liverpool
  • AC Milan 1-2 Atletico Madrid
  • Dortmund 1-0 Sporting
  • PSG 2-0 Manchester City
  • RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge

FT: PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL

That's just about as easy as they come in the Champions League.

The Reds cruise to a 5-1 win at the Estadio do Dragao.

It's now FOURTEEN goals in Liverpool's last three games against the Portuguese side.

Jurgen Klopp's side still remain unbeaten, and go top of Group B with two wins from two in the Champions League.

PEEEEEEEP!

THAT'S FULL TIME!

A TUESDAY EVENING STROLL IN THE PARK FOR THE REDS!

PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL!

PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL

91. Nope I stand corrected.

Three minutes of added time are indicated by the fourth official.

PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL

90. Into the final minute of the ninety at the Estadio do Dragao.

The referee might blow without any added time, the Porto players just want to be off this pitch.

And none more than their no99 Diogo Costa.

Yes that's right, the goalkeeper is wearing the number 99 shirt.

  • PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL
  • 89. Liverpool have a free-kick on the left hand side in a dangerous position here.
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain goes for goal, and forces Costa to tip over the bar and concede the corner.
  • PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL
  • 88. Diogo Jota is the latest man to make way for the Reds.
  • Divock Origi is on to replace him for the last couple of minutes.
  • PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL
  • 86. Curtis Jones fancies himself a goal after an excellent display from midfield.
  • He lets fly from the edge of the box, and forces Costa into a half decent save to the goalkeepers left.
  • PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL
  • 85. Five minutes left to play in Portugal.
  • Liverpool might have been worried for 60 seconds after Taremi scored for the hosts, but it didn't take long for normal service to resume.
  • PORTO 1-5 LIVERPOOL
  • 83. After a lengthy VAR check the goal is given.
  • That's now FOURTEEN goals that the Reds have scored in just three games against Porto.
  • GOAL GIVEN!
  • ROBERTO FIRMINO HAS A SECOND!
  • LIVERPOOL JUST LOVE PLAYING AGAINST PORTO!
  • GOAL DISALLOWED!
  • Roberto Firmino has the ball in the back of the net again.
  • The flag is up for offside though.
  • VAR are checking this, Firmino looks like he might be onside.

PORTO 1-4 LIVERPOOL

80. After looking like they could maybe find a way back into this game, Porto now look dead and buried again.

Diogo Costa really has had a night to forget in between the Porto posts.

He's been directly at fault for three out of Liverpool's four goals.

PORTO 1-4 LIVERPOOL

76. That is an absolute shocker from Diogo Costa.

He comes charging out of his goal to near enough the halfway line as the ball falls out of the sky.

The no99 is nowhere near it though and it drops into the path of Firmino.

With Costa in no man's land Firmino passes the ball towards goal with his left foot, and JUST puts enough power on it for the ball to cross the line with Costa scrambling back.

Comments / 0

Comments / 0