Liverpool Takes Champions League Advantage with 2-0 Win over Porto

Jurgen Klopp. Photo by BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9623042q)

Liverpool took care of business in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final draw against Porto FC on Tuesday night.

The Reds will travel to Portugal with a 2-0 advantage in the tie after winning by that margin at Anfield on Tuesday.

Porto couldn’t keep up with Liverpool, which came out to bury their opposition quickly and painfully.

Liverpool took a 1-0 lead in only the 5th minute of the match after a beautiful combination between Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Firmino found a trailing Naby Keita in the box, who buried a shot past Iker Casillas to give Liverpool the edge.

The Reds didn’t stop there, however. Roberto Firmino got a goal of his own in the 26th minute of the match when Trent Alexander-Arnold found him in the box with a beautiful cross.

The Brazilian forward converted his shot, putting Liverpool up 2-0 and turning Anfield into a madhouse.

While Liverpool was unable to put more goals on the scoreboard, they did keep Porto from scoring, which gives them a strong advantage in the tie.

The second leg of the draw will be played next week at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday night. Porto will look to pull off an upset, but Jurgen Klopp and his side have to be happy with their edge going into the match.