Champions League: Liverpool 2-0 Porto – Thiago and Mohamed Salah score

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Thiago scored his first goal of the season for Liverpool

Liverpool maintained their 100% record in the Champions League this season by seeing off Porto at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men, who had already secured top spot in Group B and a place in the knockout stages after winning their first four games, picked up another three points against the Portuguese side.

The Reds were not at their best in the first half and although hardly at full tilt in the second either, they scored two lovely goals to clinch another victory.

Spain midfielder Thiago drilled in a stunning, long-range finish, cutting across the ball to produce a rasping a 25-yard strike that nestled in the bottom corner.

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah cut in from the right and jinked his way past a visiting defender before smashing home at the near post.

Porto were punished for missing a glorious chance after 11 minutes when Otavio inexplicably side-footed wide from eight yards out with an empty goal to aim at.

Liverpool hammered Porto 5-1 in the reverse fixture in Portugal and could have handed out another similarly emphatic victory but Sadio Mane’s cool finish was ruled out by VAR for offside, as was Takumi Minamino’s volley from close range.

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FC Porto

  1. Squad number99Player nameDiogo Costa

  2. Squad number23Player nameJoão Mário

  3. Squad number19Player nameMbemba

  4. Squad number3Player namePepe

  5. Squad number12Player nameSanusi

  6. Squad number25Player nameOtávio

  7. Squad number27Player nameSérgio Oliveira

  8. Squad number8Player nameUribe

  9. Squad number7Player nameDíaz

  10. Squad number30Player nameEvanilson

  11. Squad number9Player nameTaremi

  1. Squad number2Player nameFábio Cardoso

  2. Squad number10Player nameFrancisco Conceição

  3. Squad number16Player nameGrujic

  4. Squad number20Player nameVitinha

  5. Squad number29Player nameAntonio Martínez

Line-ups

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 76N Williams
  • 32Matip
  • 5KonatéBooked at 29mins
  • 21TsimikasSubstituted forRobertsonat 64′minutes
  • 15Oxlade-ChamberlainSubstituted forMilnerat 82′minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 80Morton
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forHendersonat 63′minutes
  • 11SalahSubstituted forFabinhoat 71′minutes
  • 18Minamino
  • 10ManéSubstituted forOrigiat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fabinho
  • 4van Dijk
  • 7Milner
  • 13Adrián
  • 14Henderson
  • 20Jota
  • 26Robertson
  • 27Origi
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher
  • 66Alexander-Arnold

FC Porto

Formation 4-4-2

  • 99Meireles Costa
  • 23Neto Lopes
  • 19MbembaBooked at 75mins
  • 3PepeSubstituted forCardosoat 25′minutes
  • 12Sanusi
  • 25Otávio
  • 27OliveiraSubstituted forVitinhaat 64′minutes
  • 8UribeBooked at 40minsSubstituted forGrujicat 78′minutes
  • 7Díaz
  • 30de Lima BarbosaSubstituted forMartínezat 77′minutes
  • 9TaremiSubstituted forConceiçãoat 64′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Marchesín
  • 2Cardoso
  • 10Conceição
  • 11Aquino Cossa
  • 16Grujic
  • 17JM Corona
  • 18Manafá Jancó
  • 20Vitinha
  • 22Wendell
  • 28Almeida Costa
  • 29Martínez
  • 50Vieira

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