Liverpool surrounded a Champions League semi-last gathering with Barcelona or Manchester United in the wake of clearing aside Porto 2-0 in the primary leg of their quarter-last tie at Anfield. 

A long way from the late show that has went with the Red's Premier League title offer recently, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino struck inside the initial 26 minutes to put the hosts in order. 

"2-0 is a great outcome, I would have taken it before the diversion and I take it currently," said Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp. 

"It was a decent diversion, a controlled amusement. We merited the success 100 percent and scored two superb objectives." 

Liverpool's solitary lament might be not building a progressively decided lead to take to Portugal for one week from now's second leg. 

Be that as it may, a fourth perfect sheet in five home Champions League diversions this season implies an away objective at the Estadio do Dragao on April seventeenth will leave Porto requiring four to advance. 

"We need to go there, we need to battle, Porto will do everything to strike back yet that is the manner by which it ought to be in the Champions League quarter-finals," included Klopp. 

Liverpool whipped the Portuguese monsters 5-0 in the main leg of their last-16 tie last season and the scoreline could have been similarly as humiliating for Sergio Conceicao's men had the hosts been increasingly precise before objective. 

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It took the hosts only five minutes to open the scoring as Keita got his second objective in the same number of amusements having held up nine months to open his Liverpool account. 

The Guinean got the advantage of a major diversion off Oliver Torres as his strike from the edge of the territory left veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas defenseless. 

Mohamed Salah finished his eight-diversion objective dry spell as Liverpool came back to the highest point of the Premier League table with a 3-1 succeed at Southampton on Friday, yet the Egyptian got his edges wrong when he neglected to twofold the hosts' lead with only Casillas to beat minutes after the fact. 

- Porto's slack safeguarding - 

Conceicao was unmistakably irate with his side's slack protecting, yet Porto could undoubtedly have once again into the tie when Alisson Becker spared well with his feet from Moussa Marega. 

Liverpool at that point needed to endure a VAR audit for a potential handball against Trent Alexander-Arnold as Alisson palmed the ball into his full-back. 

Before long, however, Alexander-Arnold was helping turn the blade into Porto at the opposite end with his eighth help of the period. 

Jordan Henderson, playing in a further developed midfield position than ordinary, cut the guests' resistance open for the England global to square for Firmino to take advantage of a vacant net. 

"Hendo is a splendid player and I'm extremely glad he can demonstrate that once more," said Klopp. 

"He prefers that position so it is my blame he played for one-and-a-half years as the holding player, however we required him there." 

Just a matter of centimeters denied Liverpool a third from the get-go in the second half when another magnificent Henderson permitted Sadio Mane to volley home, however the Senegalese was hailed offside. 

The fine parity Liverpool must strike in keeping up their mission for European brilliance while additionally attempting to end a 29-year hang tight for an association title was in proof as Klopp pulled back Mane and Firmino in the last quarter with one eye on Sunday's Premier League visit of Chelsea. 

Notwithstanding, that demonstrated an extravagance that Liverpool could bear to take as they look set for a second Champions League semi-last in the same number of years.

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