Liverpool battered Porto tonight because we do every time we go to their gaff. 5-1. Why do they keep inviting us? The Reds were in fine fettle and dominated throughout. As good as we were the hosts were poor. The home keeper in particular has plenty to answer for. We’ve rounded up the three best Liverpool players v Porto. This was a difficult trio to pick.
The Scouser was incredibly impressive, a performance which showcased everything he is about.
Throughout the game the youngster was striding forward, taking on opponents and finding teammates.
It was Jones who made the Reds’ opening goal with good work on the left hand side forcing the keeper into a sloppy save which Mo Salah rebounded in.
He then made another two (or three?) in splendid fashion. He was far and away our best player on the night. A properly exciting performance from the youngster.
The skipper made his 400th appearance and it was one which was typical of what he brings to the side.
Hendo was all over the pitch, pulling the strings and testing the keeper.
He was unlucky not to net a belter in the first half, the Diogo Costa denied him brilliantly.
We were glad to see him subbed off ahead of the big game against Manchester City, he needs his rest.
There was strong performances throughout but given his landmark moment we’ll give him the nod.
The Egyptian King did Egyptian King stuff.
Mo Salah bagged a brace against Porto, as his wont. The winger just always turns it on when he visits the Portuguese side.
He wasn’t as influential as other players but how can you leave out a player who’s scored two?
It was simply yet another example of deadly Mo Salah finishing: right place, right time.