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Liverpool have actually qualified for the round of 16 from Group B. In fact, the English envoy has also secured the first position because they have won four of their matches.
However, that did not prevent the Reds from continuing to gain full points. In fact, coach Juergen Klopp still lowers a number of pillar players.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are still selected to fill the front line. Both were supported by Takumi Minamino who was trusted to replace Roberto Firmino.
The result is as expected. Although during the first half they could not break into Porto’s goal, Liverpool were finally able to offer positive results to their loyal supporters.
In that home match, Mane could actually rip Porto’s net in the 38th minute. However, it was annulled because according to VAR there had been an offside first.
Liverpool could only break the deadlock in the 52nd minute through Thiago Alcantara. He can quickly respond to wild balls because Otavio’s clearance is not perfect. As a result, the hosts won 1-0.
This makes Liverpool more aggressive. In fact, they can control the ball up to 51%. Their efforts only paid off in the 70th minute after Salah’s left foot shot met the target.