LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 9, 2019: Liverpool's Naby Keita celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mate Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Keita was brilliant”, “Hendo’s best game since 2015” – Liverpool fans on 2-0 win over Porto

Liverpool secured a professional 2-0 win at home to Porto on Tuesday evening, putting them in control of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Liverpool 2-0 Porto

Champions League quarter-final, first leg
Anfield, April 9, 2019

Goals: Keita 5′, Firmino 26′

The Reds were largely superior to their Portuguese opponents despite not always being at their best, on a routine night for Jurgen Klopp‘s side.

Naby Keita continued his resurgence with a deflected early strike, before Roberto Firmino tapped home before the interval, after good work by Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The second half was a low-key affair, with Liverpool taking their foot off the gas, but it was still a good night at the office.

Here’s how Reds supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.


Keita’s performance was widely praised, as he shows clear signs of improvement…

“Perfect Balance in that midfield. Keita with a bit of class” – Pauric Morrison on Facebook.

“Naby. Naby is coming for you. Coming for you all.” – ubermick on the forums.


Captain Henderson was also lauded in a more attacking midfield role…

“Henderson Man of the Match! The guy was everywhere.” – Rudy Ailabouni on Facebook.

“Midfield was utterly lovely to watch. Henderson another huge game.” – Iluvatar on the forums.


Fans felt the performance was solid more than spectacular…

“Job done. We ain’t getting beat 3 out there, are we?” – Nic Rogers on Facebook.

“Sort of a run of the mill game. Think we eased off saving some energy second half.” – basil1492 on the forums.


Man City’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham could also benefit Liverpool…

“I’m more happy that City lost to Tottenham. It means Tottenham won’t roll over in the league for them.” – Hisagi Rex on Facebook.

“City losing also good…Aguero missing a pen, Palace this weekend.” – Libero on the forums.