Liverpool kill off the Portuguese club, courtesy of strikes from Thiago and Salah. Porto now need a win in their final group game!
Liverpool continued their 100% record in the UEFA Champions League this season by beating Porto at Anfield, on Wednesday evening.
Jürgen Klopp’s outfit, who had already guaranteed first place in Group B and a spot in the knockout stages after victories in their first four games, collected another three points against the Portuguese side.
The Reds were not at their best throughout this encounter, but they scored two finely-taken goals to notch up another win.
Porto were punished for missing a gilt-edged chance after 11 minutes when Otávio somehow managed to side-foot wide from eight yards out, with an open goal completely at his mercy.
Liverpool midfielder, Thiago Alcântara, broke the deadlock. The Spaniard smashed in an incredible, long-range finish, cutting across the ball, to produce a 52nd-minute strike that flew into the bottom corner.
Egyptian superstar forward, Mohamed Salah, then cut in from the right and tricked his way past a visiting defender before finding the net at the near post, 20 minutes before the final whistle.
Liverpool destroyed Porto 5-1 in the reverse fixture in Portugal and could have dealt out another emphatic defeat, but Sadio Mané’s cool finish was ruled out by VAR for offside, as was Takumi Minamino’s close-range volley.
In better news for Sérgio Conceição’s side, AC Milan secured a late victory at Atlético Madrid, meaning the Portuguese team stay second in the group.
Porto’s final game with the La Liga champions is now a straight shoot-out for guaranteed passage into the last 16.