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“F*****g brilliant”, “Never doubted you Sadio” Liverpool fans in joy after 5-0 thrashing of Porto



Liverpool fans will remember 14th February, 2018 fondly after the side demolished Porto in their first-leg of the knockout round of the Champions League. When the draw for the round was made, there was an air of susceptibility for the Reds and Porto were given half a chance, especially since they had not lost at home in their league all season. But that stat was laid to waste in a rather impressive fashion.

The fear about our attack not functioning well enough after Philippe Coutinho’s sale seems also to have been buried as we scored five past the home side. The rout started in the 25th minute as Sadio Mane tried to curl the ball into the right corner of the Porto goal but Jose Sa could only look on in horror as he let the ball slip through and into the net.

That was the breaker for the home side as Mohamed Salah then got into the act after he controlled a James Milner rebound off the post. The Egyptian displayed supreme control as he flicked the ball over the keeper, controlled it with his head and then calmly slotted into the goal for his 30th of the season.

Mane got his second of the game from another brilliant move as he slammed home a save from Sa while Roberto Firmino was not going to miss out as he latched onto a pass from the brilliant Milner to make it four.

The former Southampton man, Mane, has been criticised for not reaching the heights from last season but he got his hat-trick in the 85th minute with a thundering shot from outside the box and completed an incredible night for the Reds.

This surely is one step into the quarter-finals of the competition and if we play in this fashion for the rest of the tournament, nobody would want to face us.

Twitter was lit up with great reactions and here are some of the best.

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