Liverpool ease past Porto to close on Champions League semis

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah being congratulated by Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson after scoring		their second goal during their EPL match at Southampton on Friday. Liverpool won 3-1 to move back to the top of the league

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The Deloittes report authors point out: "For the first time since the 2008/09 season, the quarter-finals include four Premier League teams, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur generating 63% (€2.2 billion) of the quarterfinalists' total revenue".

Despite losing star forward Harry Kane to an ankle injury in the 58th minute, Spurs eventually found the breakthrough in the 78th minute when Son Heungmin curled in a shot that squeezed underneath City goalkeeper Ederson.

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson was disappointed that they could not add to their tally after the break, although he was keen to talk up the importance of keeping a clean sheet. The all-Premier League tie between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur has a combined revenue of €1 billion. The Reds will look to improve at home in the competition, drawing Bayern Munich 0-0 at Anfield in the round of 16.

The Portuguese side fought well to stay in the game in a scrappy second half to give themselves a chance of a comeback at home in next week's second leg.


It wasn't necessarily plain sailing for the Reds and the result could have easily been a different story had they been penalised for two separate incidents of handball.

Minutes later Firmino was galloping into acres of space in behind the Porto defence, but this time his deflected effort drifted just beyond Casillas's far post.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers went to the side of the pitch to take a look for himself before pointing to the spot.

The video showed Rose lunging towards the ball, his left arm slightly raised as he did so. To watch the entire UEFA champion's league, you can purchase any plan of Hulu and watch the entire championship in a cord-cutter manner. Liverpool must hope that "other night" won't be in the second leg.


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As is often the case when a player unexpectedly puts in a superb performance, Henderson was being labelled as the "prime" version of a whole host of world class midfielders.

Keita put in arguably his best performance in a red shirt since joining in the summer and after a hard settling-in period appears to be fulfilling the faith Jurgen Klopp placed in him in agreeing a deal with RB Leipzig 12 months before he actually arrived.

But it's Henderson who has been Liverpool's greatest beneficiary of the last week.


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