Son guides Spurs past City, Liverpool blank Porto

Son guides Spurs past City, Liverpool blank Porto

Goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino handed the Reds an important home win and they now go to Portugal with a comfortable lead to protect. Scored the opening goal and played wonderfully well both on and off the ball.

Liverpool then had to survive a VAR review for a potential handball against Trent Alexander-Arnold as Alisson palmed the ball into his full-back. The Guinea worldwide unleashed a shot, which got deflected off Oliver Torres into the back of the net.

Alisson's left foot denied him at first after he was slid in behind the Reds' defence, before he shot straight at the Brazilian as Liverpool failed to clear a corner and left the striker unmarked in the box. European nights against Porto might not hold the same vibrancy to them as games against Barcelona or Juventus, but that is also partly down to the superior quality Liverpool's team have been delivering on the pitch.

And, while Klopp would argue that the creativity instead comes from the full-backs - evidenced by another assist for young Alexander-Arnold here - Liverpool's lack of goals from midfield is nevertheless a weakness.

Mane thought he had scored Liverpool's third shortly after the break but it was ruled out for offside.

"A really, really good result", Jurgen Klopp called it.

"We have good memories of beating them by a large margin [but] that was a year ago".

"We didn't really create that much and it was a bit stop-start. Spurs' successful Champions League run may see them improve on their current and highest-ever Money League position of tenth". His goal was lovely.

Mohamed Salah then forced Casillas into a low save with a sharp shot on the turn, but the Egyptian should have done better in the 22nd minute when he placed the ball wide when through on goal, after being played in by a sloppy Porto pass. In stoppage time, with Liverpool looking worn out after their efforts throughout the game, it was Keita still charging forward, bursting past a couple of opponents into the box.

"Hendo is a brilliant player", Klopp said. They haven't lost at home since September in any competition, and have won five matches in a row overall, including a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena to win by the same scoreline to advance out of the UCL Round of 16.

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