FC Porto 1-5 Liverpool: Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino at the double in Champions League rout

FC Porto 1-5 Liverpool: Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino at the double in Champions League rout

Sadio Mane was also on focus on and Curtis Jones registered three assists as the six-time European Cup winners strolled to a dominant 5-1 romp towards familiar opponents to remain at the summit of Team B, with Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa enduring a nightmare of an evening.

Porto manufactured a brilliant commence to proceedings as the speedy Luis Diaz and Mateus Uribe equally noticed efforts deflected, but they missing midfielder Otavio to an early injuries – possessing also observed the vastly expert Pepe limp out of the warm-up – and it did not acquire Liverpool prolonged to assert their common dominance at the Estadio do Dragao following 5- and 4-1 victories there around new a long time.

They ended up forward within 20 minutes, with Salah on hand to flip house the rebound from shut assortment immediately after Jones experienced driven in from the still left flank and strike a curling shot that was pushed straight again into the risk location by goalkeeper Costa.

It was the Egyptian’s sixth aim in as a lot of matches and his sixth in his past seven in the Champions League.

Liverpool dominated the 1st 50 percent from then on, with captain Jordan Henderson denied a penalty on his 400th look for the club after his flick from shut vary struck the hand of Ivan Marcano.

Previous Porto loanee Diogo Jota experienced two bites at a person possibility and compelled Costa into a sprawling conserve, with Henderson and the self-assured Jones also hoping their luck prior to a rare Porto crack led to Diaz trying to decide on out the far corner but failing to trouble Alisson.

Henderson’s intense drive was tipped about right after a nicely-labored free of charge-kick routine, but Costa unquestionably did not go over himself in glory on the stroke of 50 percent-time when he inexplicably remaining a peach of a cross from Milner and Mane – whom he erroneously believed was offside – could not overlook the least complicated of faucet-ins.