What. A. Night.
Liverpool’s return to the Champions League knock-out stages went better than anyone could have possibly hoped for on Wednesday night when Jurgen Klopp’s men thrashed Porto 5-0 away from home.
After a nine season absence from post-Christmas Champions League football, the Reds made their return in astonishing fashion.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 14, 2018
After starting brightly, Sadio Mane opened the scoring on the 25 minute mark thanks to an error from Porto keeper Jose Sa, and the visitors lead was doubled four minutes later when Mo Salah produced an audacious finish – playing keepie-uppies over the keeper in the six yard box before prodding the ball home.
Eight minutes into the second half, and Mane had his second, slotting home a parried save from Sa who was having a night to forget at Estádio do Dragão.
Firmino made it four with a much deserved goal with 20 minutes to go before Mane completed his hat-trick late on with a trademark strike from outside the box to claim the match-ball.
It was an unbelievable night for Jurgen Klopp’s men, pundits and mutuals, but none more so than for the Liverpool fans, who couldn’t quite believe what they were seeing …
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 14, 2018
Liverpool fans have yet another song for Mo Salah…
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) February 15, 2018
I don’t think I’ve appreciated how brilliant Salah’s goal was last night…
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) February 15, 2018
Same taxi driver this morning who bullishly predicted a Porto win on Tuesday. Much more subdued this morning. “Five? I still cannot believe it. Liverpool’s attackers are like machine guns. So quick, so dangerous.”
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 15, 2018
Truly world class lion of Liverpool ?? pic.twitter.com/y5BP8swqlI
— SCARFACE (@LFC_LION) February 15, 2018
Goals in the Champions League this season:
⚽️ Liverpool 28
⚽️ PSG 26
⚽️ Real Madrid 20
⚽️ Manchester City 18
⚽️ Tottenham 17
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) February 15, 2018
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) February 15, 2018
If this Liverpool side faced the 2013/14 Liverpool that almost won the title, they would still beat them.
— Daniel A' (@DannLFCTR) February 15, 2018
Liverpool fans walking into work this morning. pic.twitter.com/jC2RXNy6ko
— Coral (@Coral) February 15, 2018
? A ROMP
A MIGHTY LIVERPOOL ROMP ? pic.twitter.com/GBNhcoGW9V
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) February 15, 2018