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Salah, Firmino doubles as Liverpool thrash Porto again


Liverpool cruised to another emphatic win in Porto, with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both scoring twice as the Reds won 5-1 in the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side already had two huge wins to their name at the Estadio do Dragao in their recent past – winning 5-0 in the 2017/18 season and 4-1 the following year – although the Liverpool boss had played down them having any bearing on Tuesday’s trip.

But it was much of the same as Liverpool produced a devastating display. The first two goals were tap-ins from Salah (18) and Sadio Mane (45) in the first half as the visitors dominated the game.

They continued to control the match after the break and extended their lead when Salah (60) slotted home his second goal of the evening after some more incredible work from Curtis Jones.

Porto were given a glimmer of hope when Mehdi Taremi’s low header beat Alisson in the 74th minute. But, soon after, Firmino (77) scored his first goal just 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute following a second error of the evening from Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa.

Firmino’s second goal followed four minutes later after a lengthy VAR check for offside, with the forward deemed to be onside as he swept home in the 81st minute.

The win keeps Liverpool top of Group B with six points, two points ahead of Atletico Madrid, who beat AC Milan 2-1 with a late penalty. Porto remain in third.

It is also a good omen for Liverpool fans as in the two previous seasons they have beaten Porto in the group stage they have reached the Champions League final.

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