PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mates during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Total domination from start to finish”, “Pity our next opponents” – Fans react to Porto 0-5 Liverpool

Liverpool recorded a dominant 5-0 victory over Porto in their first Champions League last-16 clash since 2009 at the Estadio do Dragao.

Porto 0-5 Liverpool

Champions League, Last 16, First Leg, Estadio do Dragao
February 14, 2017

Goals: Mane 24′, 53′, 85′, Salah 29′, Firmino 69′

It was a cagey start for the Reds but Sadio Mane broke the deadlock when his low strike dribbled over the line following a goalkeeping error.

James Milner‘s thunderous effort smashed the post minutes afterwards but Mohamed Salah showed composure to slot in the rebound and double Liverpool’s first-half lead.

The Reds continued to dominate in the second half and Roberto Firmino‘s superb backheel helped set up a second goal for Mane and a third for Liverpool with half an hour left to play.

Firmino then scored the goal his performance deserved before Mane scored Liverpool’s first European hat-trick away from home since Michael Owen in 2002.

Here are all the reactions from supporters on social media…


Fans hoped Mane’s goal would bring him confidence and they were in awe of Salah’s composure for the second…

“Salah what a beauty! That composure…and Milner, what a strike!”

kch0312 on the forums.


But everybody was talking about that slick counter-attacking goal in the second half…


And at full-time, Liverpool supporters were absolutely delighted to come away with a sensational 5-0 victory…

“Feels good to be a major force in Europe again – not since the Rafa days!”

Kusanagi on the forums.


“I pity Liverpool’s next opponents. Mane is back on form. Welcome to the baptism of fire.”

Red Warrior on the forums.


Alan Cronin on Facebook.

“What a moment for Mane to kick in. A hat-trick in the UCL! Way to go!”

Marko Miljkovic on the forums.

“Porto have just been visited by the Ma-Fi-ah”

Lookers Lever on Facebook.

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