Liverpool see off Porto to reach Champions League last eight

Liverpool see off Porto to reach Champions League last eight

Javier Howell
March 8, 2018

The first match ended in a devastating victory of Liverpool with a score of 5-0.

Progression sees Liverpool make the quarter finals of European football's elite competition for the first time since the 2008/09 season, and Ferdinand sees no reason why they can not go all the way. The vital away goals left them in a good position against a Juve side that have won six straight Italian titles and reached two of the last three Champions League finals.

Casillas also holds the Champions League clean sheet record, a mark he improved to 59 today.

Critics will question the Red boss' wisdom in doing so with Manchester United at Old Trafford up next at the weekend, but the German insists he was doing his Egypt global a favour.

Reports over in Belgium are claiming that Simon Mignolet's decision to change agents is all preparation for a big summer transfer out of Anfield, having realised that he has become Jurgen Klopp's second choice stopper at Liverpool.

Fortunately for the German, the Portuguese side's attack were not at the races on Tuesday night with Porto mustering just one shot on target in the match (excluding blocked shots).

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Porto's Majeed Waris forced a save from Liverpool keeper Loris Karius in the 51st minute. To have achieved three Champions League titles is incredible.

And when called upon after half-time Karius was on hand to deny Vincent Aboubakar's effort from range.

Now that Liverpool are qualified for the last eight of the UEFA Champions League, fans will be wanting to know the details of the draw and we have you covered. Some Liverpool fans defended him, stating that criticism of the 29-year-old is unnecessary when he has barely played this season.

Lallana completed 83% of his passes and was dispossessed twice.

"I think you are wrong if you play a Champions League game and you don't find motivation".

When you look at the bigger picture and the preparation the Dragons have done until now - you'd see in four games the Dragons have scored a monstrous 15 goals and only let in three.

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