Salah couldn’t stop scoring & Ox’s best run – 5 highlights in Liverpool 2-0 Porto – Liverpool FC

Liverpool have done it five from five in Champions League with a 2-0 win over Porto – not to mention scoring a few other goals that were disqualified.

Liverpool 2-0 Porto

Champions League group stage (5), Anfield
November 24, 2021

Goal: Thiago 52 , Salah 70

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 24, 2021: Thiago Alcantara (#3) of Liverpool celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal in the UEFA Champions League 5th round first leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

That’s 16 games and the Red Devils have scored at least twice!

It was the club’s best ever for scoring so often and equals the Englishman’s record – no team has done so in decades, which is a record. 82 years old.

Jurgen KloppTheir team has grown by one or two offensively compared to last year and consistency, as well as quality, is the impressive aspect.

It could have been more than that, even if it weren’t for those marginal misjudgments about the offside flag.

Rhythm problems in the show

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, 24 November 2021: Liverpool's Ibrahima Konaté was shown a yellow card by referee Felix Zwayer during the UEFA Champions League Group B first leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

Ibrahima Konate, Neco Williams and Takumi Minamino are notable players to come alongside those who weren’t involved much late in the game – and it showed in the first half.

Our newest centre-back has been missed a few times: behind the rest of the defence during one possession.

Taki is a similar story, running a lot and getting ready to work, but didn’t really get much involved in the build until the second half.

That’s something Shaqiri used to suffer when coming on in the cold, and so has Ox until recently – they need a little more action to play at their best.

On the other hand, Neco looked sharp and energetic, defending better than most of his opening games last season, and as if his time with Wales had helped him play well.

For Champions League Debuter Tyler Morton, the fourth change and unusual face of the squad, he has largely excelled at his job of covering and passing from deep, with a particularly important block in the box. in the first half.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s best in years

LIVERPOOL, UK - Monday, August 9, 2021: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool during a pre-season friendly between Liverpool FC and Club Atlético Osasuna at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

It was great to see our attacking midfielder fit and fire again.

Ox made his fourth straight game for Liverpool – the first time he has done so since 2018.

It’s just a reward not only for his work rate and performance improvement but also his patience – it couldn’t be easier to watch and play for less than 300 minutes last season.

His best run for the Reds was five consecutive starts; with Southampton will come over the weekend and every Hendo, Milner and Thiago Now coming back, will he stay around and level that personal milestone?

Salah’s sweet number 17

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, 24 November 2021: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores the second goal of a UEFA Champions League Group B match in Liverpool FC's fifth game against FC Porto at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

He continued: averaging one goal per game this season for Mohamed Salah.

At times this match was like a playground for him, trying tricks and unusual passes probably wouldn’t fly with Jurgen and the team in a more meaningful match, but in the end… he’s still better than the rest.

Another composure, control and finish, another memory for our King of Egypt.

That’s 17 goals in 17 appearances – that kind of ridiculous reliability simply cannot be underestimated.

The minor ‘limitation’ of those three games is in the rearview mirror.

There is one more and the next is Saints

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 24, 2021: Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp applauds supporters after the 5th UEFA Champions League Group B first leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

As we’ve known from our championship season, consistency is everything – and it has to stay that way.

We have to do exactly that to Southampton, and then other games. Changes can be expected again by the end of the week and they could hint – now a few have returned to prolific – where Jurgen sees his first sight right now.

Also, we have one final group game, going to Milan.

This will be (maybe!) our last trip to the San Siro, make it a little more special and if we can get six wins from six we will. history as the first Premier League club to do it in Champions League.

Europe is our territory, so let’s make it happen.

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Jake Nichol

Jake Nichol is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Jake Nichol joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: jakenichol@24ssports.com.

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