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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring their side's second goal with Jordan Henderson during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield on November 24, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Liverpool entertained FC Porto at Anfield earlier tonight as they looked to pick up another positive result at Anfield. The Reds struggled to get a foothold in the game at times in the first half but managed to get into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

The Merseyside outfit made a bright start to the second half and took the lead in the 52nd minute when Thiago Alcantara scored with a wonder-strike from long range. Mohamed Salah doubled Liverpool’s advantage in the 70th minute with a clinical finish which put daylight between the two sides. Jurgen Klopp’s men cruised to a 2-0 win in front of the Kop and maintained their 100% winning record in this UEFA Champions League campaign.

Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the clash against FC Porto.

GK: Alisson Becker – 6.5/10

The Brazilian keeper had to make just one save in the game and secured another clean sheet at home.

RB: Neco Williams – 7.5/10

Williams was solid when defending inside his half and made some quick dashes with the ball down the right flank.

CB: Joel Matip – 7.5/10

The Cameroonian centre-back was a towering presence at the back and commanded his penalty area with authority when needed. He also organised his backline really well during the game.

CB: Ibrahima Konate – 7/10

Konate was quite composed when playing the ball out from the back but got booked for a poor challenge in the first half. He did enough to keep a clean sheet in the end.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal with Takumi Minamino during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield on November 24, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 6.5/10

The Greek left-back was always willing to get forward but his final delivery let him down. Defensively, he was solid as well.

CM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7/10

The English talent did not shy away from running with the ball at every chance he got. He also pressed the opposition quite well during his time on the field.

CM: Tyler Morton – 7.5/10

Morton didn’t let the occasion get to him and controlled the midfield battle with a lot of conviction. He looked like he has been playing in Klopp’s midfield for ages.

CM: Thiago Alcantara – 8.5/10

The Spaniard played some excellent passes throughout his time on the field and scored the opener with a majestic strike from long range.

RW: Mohamed Salah – 7.5/10

The Egyptian winger was a constant threat down the right flank and added another goal to his name with a tidy finish in the 70th minute.

ST: Takumi Minamino – 7/10

Minamino worked his socks off to run the channels and lead the press for his team. He also had a goal chalked off by VAR.

LW: Sadio Mane – 7/10

The Senegalese speedster had a goal disallowed by VAR in the first half when he was caught off-side. Still, he deserves credit for causing a lot of headaches for the Porto defenders.

Substitutes:

CM: Jordan Henderson – 7.5/10

The Liverpool captain added some calmness to Klopp’s midfield and picked up a good assist for setting up Salah’s goal.

LB: Andrew Robertson – 7/10

The Scottish left-back was a real bundle of energy down the left-wing.

CM: Fabinho – 6.5/10

He added some bite and steel to Liverpool’s midfield.

LW: Divock Origi – 6.5/10

Origi caused a few problems for the opposition from the left flank.

CM: James Milner – 6/10

The veteran made some solid tackles after coming off the bench.

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