JURGEN KLOPP claimed it was once the ‘perfect’ efficiency after his rampaging Reds rewrote history.
Sadio Mane scored a very good hat-trick, Mo Salah weighed in with a surprise purpose and Roberto Firmino netted as Liverpool become the primary British membership to attain 5 away objectives in a Champions League knockout conflict.
Boss Klopp, now sure to achieve the ultimate 8, stated: “Perfect? Yes.
“Results like this are most effective imaginable if everyone seems to be in reality scored 5 objectives however we performed as a staff and performed nice soccer from begin to end.
“We created loads of probabilities and it was once smartly deserved.
“My third goal was my favourite because it was a nice strike.”
Liverpool have now scored extra objectives within the Champions League this season than some other staff on 28.
Mane netted the opener then Salah brilliantly flicked the ball over keeper Jose Sa and juggled it on his head earlier than bagging his side’s 2d.
Salah has now hit 30 objectives this season, together with seven within the Champions League.
England and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard stated: “You score that kind of goal in a playground.”
Silky Salah even had a hand within the 3rd after the smash, his move putting in Firmino to have a stored shot which Mane tucked away at the rebound.
Firmino then were given in at the act himself and Mane bagged his 3rd.
Liverpool’s thumping win got here 24 hours after Manchester City battered Basel Four-0 in Switzerland.
Reds midfielder James Milner stated: “Salah does his activity and other people see his aptitude — however he does a super activity for the staff.
“He is excellent within the dressing room too.
“Porto are an excellent side and this can be a difficult position to come back.
“You heard the group, even with consequence, so credit score to them.
“We sought after a blank sheet and with gamers now we have we will be able to at all times rating away objectives — we will have to have were given extra.
PORTO 0 LIVERPOOL five Sadio Mane nets hat-trick as rampant Reds put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals
“We wish to win each and every trophy in fact.
“We will train hard and keep our momentum up now.”
Liverpool will be expecting to finish the activity after they host Porto within the go back leg at Anfield on Tuesday, 6 March.