PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mated Virgil van Dijk uring the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC at Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“This Liverpool side are incredible”, “We’re going to smash Barca!” – Fans react to 4-1 win at Porto

A professional performance saw Liverpool secure a comfortable 4-1 win over Porto, and a place in the Champions League semi-final now awaits.

Porto 1-4 Liverpool (1-6 agg)

Champions League Quarter-Final Second Leg, Estadio do Drago
April 17, 2019

Goals: Militao 68′; Mane 24′, Salah 65′, Firmino 77′, Van Dijk 84′

The Reds made the trip to Portugal for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie in the knowledge that they had one foot in the semis after their routine 2-0 win at Anfield the week prior.

Porto, however, were quick to put Liverpool under immense pressure in the opening exchanges, but it was Jurgen Klopp‘s men who struck first thanks to Sadio Mane and the intervention of VAR.

The crucial away goal sucked the life out of the Portuguese side as the Reds went on to wrap up the tie through strikes from Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk.

Eder Militao scored a consolation goal for Porto, but it was Liverpool who comfortably secured passage to the next stage, where Barcelona now await.

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


Mane was lauded for his goal, but there were mixed views on the use of VAR…



“Mane is lovely to watch when on form. Fucking unplayable and as direct as you can get.

indianscouser on the forums.



Fans welcomed Gomez’s long awaited return to first team action…

“Welcome back Gomez.”

Noo Noo on the forums.



While Henderson again impressed in an attacking midfield role…

“What a difference Hendo is in this new role. Credit where it’s due.. Captain fantastic.. more assists in last 3 games than in last 3 years.”

Paul Hemnell on Facebook.

“Hendo has been reborn with the newfound freedom JK has granted him. It’s been wonderful to watch and I am thrilled for him. He looks brand new.”

Neukolln on the forums.

“Thought Hendo was immense when he came on btw. A man possessed.”

Iluvatar on the forums.



The permutations of Spurs knocking Man City out of Europe were considered…



Liverpool were not at their best, but the end result was all that mattered…

“We’re going to smash Barca.”

SirBillShankly on the forums.