Champions League: Playoffs continue on Wednesday

Champions League: Playoffs continue on Wednesday

"We spoke a lot about Mo in the last few weeks, completely deserved".

In Madrid, Adrien Rabiot's away goal had put the Ligue 1 leaders in front in the Champions League last-16 tie, but Ronaldo's double and Marcelo's late strike gave the home side the victory.

Mohamed Salah's clever finish - his 30th goal of the season in all competitions - made it 2-0 shortly afterwards before Mane and Roberto Firmino both scored on the counter in the second half. "Finally you are back", is what Klopp told Mane after the game as per Sky Sports.

Despite Porto having avoided defeat for 24 straight matches, Liverpool stamped that streak with authority, announcing to the rest of Europe that their return to the competition is no fluke.

"All the players we have here are fantastic players, it's about really how we stick to the way we want to play", Klopp added.

The Reds were taking part in the Champions League knockout stage for the first time since 2009 when Spanish coach Rafael Benitez was still in charge of the five-time European champions.

"Obviously at this big club, if somebody is the second quickest and the quickest was long ago that makes it more exciting so congratulations, but hopefully it won't stop", said Klopp. It was really good tonight.

"We came here to create the basis for the second leg at Anfield - and that's what we did, not more, not less. And of course we as a team we will never do that".

"The way that he sort of controlled it with his head, sort of juggled the ball and converted with so much time, the time that the very best players have".

The visitors' relentless pressure meant another goal was nearly inevitable, and it arrived when Milner picked out Firmino from a posse of unmarked Liverpool shirts in the centre to slot home. Interestingly, the victory brings into play an omen which would excite Reds fans... on those other two occasions; their side won the European Cup. The result is only possible if they are all spot on. Let us know your predictions in the comment section below.

Liverpool enjoyed themselves in the pouring rain of Porto as Jurgen Klopp's men scored five away goals against their Portguese counterparts.