LIVE: Liverpool 2 - 0 FC Porto full time

LIVE: Liverpool 2 - 0 FC Porto full time

Liverpool have one foot in the Champions League semi-finals after first half goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino secured a 2-0 win against Porto at Anfield on Tuesday, April 9.

Jurgen Klopp's men got to the final of last season's competition before losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the final.

But the Reds have come back this season stronger and better. Their 2-0 comfortable win over Porto saw them take giants steps towards reaching the final once again.

However, there is still a lot of work to be done before the Premier League leaders can book their place in the final.

Read our live coverage of the game below.

1’ — KICK OFF

The game gets underway

5’ — GOALLL! Keita scores his first UCL goal for Liverpool

Naby Keita scores his first goal for Liverpool in the Champions League after five minutes. The goal came off an assist from Firmino.

18’ — CHANCE for Salah

Salah goes close! After tracking back to stop a Porto attack, the Egyptian finds himself with space at the other end. His first effort is blocked and his second is saved well by Casillas.

22’ — Chance Liverpool, narrowly wide

Salah intercepts a back-pass and finds himself in front of Casillas. His left-footed effort goes just past the post.

26’ — GOAL! Firmino scores from close range

Roberto Firmino adds a second from close-range to double Liverpool's lead after a brilliant team move.

34’ — CHANCE for Liverpool

Nice move! Henderson floats in a lovely ball to the back post but Firmino's effort goes wide.

43’ — Porto Threat

Liverpool defenders must watch Oliver Torres. The Spaniard is the main threat in the midfield and have dished out dangerous passes so far.

45’ — End of the first half

The referee whistle sounds for the end of first half as Liverpool take a 2-0 lead into the break.

46’ — 2nd half begins

The referee whistle for action to resume and the second half is underway.

52’ — Liverpool with the first chance of the second half

Liverpool had another chance to score after a break away from a Porto corner with Henderson leading the move but the opportunity comes to nothing.

58’ — Liverpool in charge

Liverpool are controlling the game with Porto playing catch up so far.

60’ — Yellow card for Felipe of Porto

Felipe gets a yellow for a late tackle on Firmino.

61’ — Porto substitution

Brahimi replaces Soares. The Algerian makes his way into the field to join the thick of the action.

65’ — No action from Porto

Porto appear comfortable with a 2-0 defeat but Liverpool are eager for the third goal.

68’ — Liverpool preparing for a change

Divock Origi is warming up and it looks like the Reds will be making a change soon.

72’ — Porto substitution

Bruno Costa replaces Torres. Nobody was expecting the change as the midfielder had a decent game on the night.

77’ — Another Porto substitution

Maxi Pereira is taken off with Fernando Santos taking his place as the visitors attempts another plot

78’ — Porto chance

Marega has a chance to reduce the deficit but his effort flies over the bar. It is about the fourth time the forward failed to make his chance count and make Liverpool pay.

81’ — Liverpool substitution

Sturridge is coming in to replace Firmino as Liverpool try to change their game plan. Earlier, Origi replaced Mane.

90’ — Added time

Three minutes of added time will be played as the fourth official has informed after the 90'

93’ — Full time

It is all over. The referee final whistle has sounded as Liverpool claim a 2-0 win over Porto

Source: Legit.ng

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