Champions League: Liverpool Takes Charge Of Porto Tie
Roberto Firmino celebrates with Sadio Mane after scoring against Porto/Sky Sports

Liverpool secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Porto in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday, putting the Reds in pole position for semi-finals qualification.

Naby Keita scored in the 5th minute and Roberto Firmino in the 25th to put Jurgen Klopp’s men in a dominant position in the tie ahead of the second leg on April 17.

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However, Porto striker Moussa Marega showed enough with his play to keep hopes alive of a Porto recovery, while Mohamed Salah escaped a red card for a dangerous-looking tackle on Danilo late on – a decision that survived a VAR review.

Klopp will be happy his side – who strolled through the second half – seemingly did not have to expend too much energy ahead of their key Premier League clash with Chelsea on Super Sunday.