Twitter reacts on Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Porto in the Champions League Quarterfinals.
Liverpool drew FC Porto in the Champions League Quarterfinals for the second time on a trot. The Reds were comfortable 2-0 victors against the Portuguese outfit, but they will be relieved that the visitors were not able to take their half chances throughout the game.
It was the visitors who started the game on a high, but Liverpool were the team to open the scoresheet. Midfielder Naby Keita’s shot was deflected off the opponent to find the back of the net in the 5th minute. With that goal, the summer signing from Leipzig scored his first goal for Liverpool in the Champions League, after breaking his deadlock against Southampton in the weekend.
The game was gaping, but the Reds took double advantage when Jordan Henderson found an excellent pass to find Trent Alexander-Arnold in the right wing. The English International registered his first assist of this season’s Champions League when he found Roberto Firmino in the far post, who had an easy task of tapping the ball in from close range in the 26th minute.
Porto did not give up, and their one attacker, in particular, Moussa Marega, constantly gave troubles to the centre-backs Virgil Van Dijk and Dejan Lovren. The Malian International unleashed a powerful shot, but Alisson Becker used his leg to divert the ball away to safety. When the Reds defense went to sleep in a set piece situation, Marega shot the ball straight into Alisson Becker’s hands who caught the ball without any fuss.
It was a decent second half and Liverpool’s midfielders did the job brilliantly to shut down Porto from securing an important away goal.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Liverpool’s 2-0 victory in the first leg.
— John Achterberg (@1JohnAchterberg) April 9, 2019
— Kurtis (@DRFCKurtis) April 9, 2019
Easy as that, 2-0 to Liverpool as Roberto Firmino scores a tap in after a assist from Trent Alexander Arnold. Brilliant move, looks like this game is already done even if there’s a 2nd leg. #UCL #LFCFCP pic.twitter.com/mcAlmeen6y
— footballnews (@footynews34) April 9, 2019
Porto just can’t hurt Liverpool pic.twitter.com/EtgKCePbMl
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 9, 2019
400 – Tonight was Jurgen Klopp’s 400th win as a manager in all club competitions, 111 of which have been with Liverpool (180 with Borussia Dortmund, 109 with 1. FSV Mainz 05). Boom. #LIVPOR pic.twitter.com/HkLh6owRXM
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 9, 2019
Liverpool’s #8 and #9 combining to devastating effect in Europe? I’ve read this book before. pic.twitter.com/dqEA1ZSkZj
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) April 9, 2019
— Ian Rush MBE (@Ian_Rush9) April 9, 2019
Liverpool’s home record across all competitions since Porto’s visit to Anfield last season:
Chelsea are the only team to have beaten them in over a year. 😳 pic.twitter.com/TXkToz5ikm
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 9, 2019
James Milner could’ve easily accepted more money and a reduced role at Manchester City but he decided to join us to play regularly and he’s peaked after joining Jürgen Klopp. Such a model professional and gets the job done no matter where he plays. I hope he retires at Liverpool.
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) April 9, 2019
Most #UCL goals for Liverpool in the Champions League era:
🔴 Steven Gerrard (21)
🔴 Roberto Firmino (13)
🔴 Mohamed Salah (13)
🔴 Sadio Mané (13)
Club heroes. pic.twitter.com/lc5HEiM0zh
— Coral (@Coral) April 9, 2019
📊 | Roberto Firmino vs Porto: ⬇️
2 chances created
1 key pass
Bobby is the only player to appear in every European game for Liverpool under Klopp 👏🔥 pic.twitter.com/Dwe1sahssH
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 9, 2019
Liverpool midfield particularly good tonight – had a really nice balance to it. Fabinho very strong in the tackle, Keita linked play well & seems to be getting into his stride while Henderson thrived in an advanced role reminiscent to the 13/14 season.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) April 9, 2019