Scholes: Champions League could hamper Liverpool's title chances

In contrast to the first half, it was a rather dour second period, with little in the way of goalscoring opportunities created but that will suit Liverpool, who will be relieved not to have conceded an away goal.

Liverpool then had to survive a VAR review for a potential handball against Trent Alexander-Arnold as Alisson palmed the ball into his full-back.

Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira has stated he is not anxious about facing Liverpool's strike force Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane when both teams face off in the Champions League quarterfinal. When we lost it, we had to do a lot of work to get it back.

UEFA guidelines on this type of challenge are clear - anything with studs above the ankle is a red card.

Liverpool have become accustomed to winning games late in recent weeks in their bid for a first Premier League title in 29 years.

Liverpool will be without Andy Robinson, who will serve a one-game suspension. He is not even close to his prime but would have a significant impact for the Reds next season.

The forward sprinted back to cover for James Milner at left-back.

Porto: Tough task. A draw, especially one with goals, will feel like a win. At home 2-0 down, Porto probably felt the pressure but they are much more experienced now and they've changed everything. "It was a brilliant performance". This time, it's Liverpool vs the mighty FC Porto, and fans are enchanting their favorite team names. It's his second goal in four days following his header at Southampton.

He may not have got the plaudits or acclaim afforded to Salah or Sadio Mane, but there is no doubting the value of Roberto Firmino. The Guinea global unleashed a shot, which got deflected off Oliver Torres into the back of the net. He tries to lift it over the goalkeeper but can't quite find the bottom corner he is searching for. Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah all scored for Liverpool during the win. His goal was lovely. Liverpool are arguably their equals - or better - in goal, in defence and in the front three, but in midfield, Manchester City have the edge.

Porto had a couple of decent chances that fell to Moussa Marega, but both of his efforts were weak. The referee checks with VAR. and no penalty is given.

  • Julie Sanders