Liverpool fans rave about Naby Keita after performance against Porto

Liverpool fans rave about Naby Keita after performance against Porto

"We played well and we scored goals".

Spurs now hold the advantage ahead of next week's second leg at the Etihad Stadium but Pochettino, despite the deserved victory, still regards City as the favourites. "When we attacked them, we caused Liverpool lots of problems".

In the build-up to Liverpool's first goal, Danilo won the ball but because of Liverpool's press, James Milner mopped up the loose ball and played a brilliant first-time pass to Sadio Mane.

"The progress they have made over the last couple of years leads me to believe they will finish this season with a trophy because it will be very tough for Manchester City to go through these final six weeks of the season without slipping up".

Porto were still in a position where an away goal would get them right back into the tie, and they should have provided it on the half-hour mark when Marega found himself through on goal only to be denied by the feet of Alisson. Although they couldn't score in the second half, they prevented Liverpool from increasing the 2-0 margin which gives them a good chance to turn the tie around in the second leg. We lost a little bit of direction in the second half, but there's nothing to criticise. He's one of the more underrated players in England.

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The opener helped Liverpool settle into the match and begin seeing the lion's share of possession, although Porto were still a threat on the break and it took an important piece of covering defending from Virgil van Dijk to thwart a clear chance for Marega after 17 minutes. And I heard that he was a little bit ill before the game. It's nothing to criticise but it was obvious, and 2-0 is still a good result. But the 90 minutes are over and we've got another 90 minutes at the Dragao. When we didn't push up in the last line, they chipped the ball in-behind, and the striker was not alone in front of the goal but he had a promising situation at least.

Liverpool had its second four minutes later - Jordan Henderson split the Porto defence with a superb pass to Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose low cross was tapped in from close range by Firmino.

He said: "The team we played against is a very strong candidate to win this Champions League". Porto will try everything to strike back - and that will be a really tough game again, but that's how it should be in the quarter-finals.

Pep Guardiola's need to tinker with his tactics when playing away in the Champions League backfired again, while Liverpool could only manage to put two goals past Porto.

"We knew we would have to play the second game, that's how it is".

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