Reds thrive in orange once more as Liverpool run riot in Porto

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I think each goal was kind of a winner and that's very important. "Congratulations but hopefully he [Salah] will not stop".

Liverpool midfielder James Milner's shot hit the post and rebounded to Salah who flicked it up over Porto goalkeeper Jose Sa, then controlled it with his head and touched it into the net.

Four minutes later, Milner won the ball off Moussa Marega, ran on as the Porto defence hesitated, waiting in vain for a foul to be called, shot against the post and Salah did the rest.

Sadio Mane grabbed a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah scored with a mesmerising piece of ball-juggling as Liverpool demolished Porto 5-0 away with an irresistible attacking display in their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday.

Back on home soil, Ian Callaghan, Kenny Dalglish, Terry McDermott and Phil Neal put Benfica to the sword, with Nene's strike mere consolation in a 4-1 hammering. Here's a few things we can take from the game.

"He gave the right answer. We were too passive, usually we are better in the duels".

Whatever happens in the second-leg, Liverpool fans will be confident of another famous Champions League run, particularly fuelled by this incredible omen.

While Coutinho was vital for his flashes of inspiration, which could in part explain away his occasional positional flights of fancy, his inclusion in a midfield three, especially in a Liverpool side with no specialist defensive midfielder was often problematic.

RB Leipzig, on their part, were vehement in their reluctance, even with reports indicating Liverpool were willing to pay a further £10 million.

"I enjoyed the fifth goal the most".

"He's currently earning £90,000-a-week - so he's not even the top-earner at Liverpool by a far stretch".

The clubs you are talking about, Liverpool and Spurs, should be able to qualify for the Champions League and win a League Cup or an FA Cup.

"Keita is a No 8, Keita is a dribbler, and a runner".

"That's what you need in a game like this, a competition like this".