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Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino goals give Jurgen Klopp’s side crucial first-leg advantage

Liverpool built up a healthy first-leg lead over a visiting Porto side at Anfield, as the two teams engaged in battle in the Champions League quarter-final stage.

Jurgen Klopp’s side needed only five minutes to break the deadlock, as the ball fell to Naby Keita on the edge of the area and his heavily deflected effort looped up and over Iker Casillas.

MATCH FACTS

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Milner, Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Salah, Mane (Origi 72′), Firmino (Sturridge 81′)

Subs not used: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri

Booked: None

Goals: Keita 5′, Firmino 25′

PORTO (4-2-2-2): Casillas, Maxi (Fernando 76′), Felipe, Militao, Alex Telles, Corona, Danilo, Oliver Torres (Bruno Costa 72′), Otavio, Marega, Soares (Brahimi 61′)

Subs not used: Vana, Hernani, André Pereira, Diogo Leite

Booked: Soares, Felipe

Ref: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

The lead was doubled just 20 minutes later, after Jordan Henderson split the back line with a through-ball to find Trent Alexander Arnold. His quick, squared pass to Roberto Firmino was tapped home effortlessly from close range.

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