View photos Adam Lallana of Liverpool is fouled by Andre Andre of FC Porto Credit: Getty
Their Cameroon international striker
Vincent Aboubakar worked a lonely shift in attack and there was none of the anxiety around Anfield that can sometimes contribute to mistakes on such nights.
By the end of the game, Liverpool were pushing for a winning goal and Ings went closest with that header from the Egyptian’s cross.
Liverpool had not failed to score at home since the draw with West Bromwich Albion on Dec 13, and before that it was that infamous draw with United at Anfield.
It is hard to imagine the same outcome on Saturday with so much at stake,
but for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals, this was quite enough. 9:40PM Full time Liverpool 0 Porto 0
Liverpool through to the quarter-finals 5-0 on aggregate. That'll be the last we see of the mighty Iker Casillas at European level. Congrats to Liverpool, a polite nod to Porto, who regained their self-respect with this.
Our match report will be up shortly. I'll hand you over to Sam Wallace then. Cheers.
Klopp quotes: "Rare to have a game like this in the knock-out stage. Not the intensity. It is hard when you watch a game and you think 'a bit more here, a bit more there'. But the boys worked really hard, the attitude was great. Adam needed a few minutes to get into the game. Ingsy knows he could have scored, and most times he probably would. I don't care [who we get] we have to take it as it comes. I think our captain got a dead leg in the last minute but everybody is okay."
9:38PM 90 mins
Ings plays a good ball that might have capped a good move, but Lallana miscontrols, and that's the end of the attack.
It is also the end of the game. No cherry on the top, but the cake was already baked.
9:33PM 88 mins
Ings has a gilt-edged chance, a cross pin pointed onto his head by Salah, but he should have done better. Casillas claws it out.
9:32PM 87 mins
Salah hunting that goal! He's lurking as a cross come in.
9:29PM 84 mins
Oliverira with an excellent cross, it drops to Óliver Torres, and there's a great dual block from Klavan and, I think, Lovren.
9:27PM 82 mins
Oliverira pings one, gets a deflection off Klavan. Corner. Comes to not a lot.
9:26PM 81 mins
Salah! Bursts down the left, shoots from a narrow angle but that was always a 100-1 shot from there, Iker throws his hat on it.
9:25PM 79 mins
Aboubakar, who is on the way back from injury, started well but has faded. He is taken off. Gonçalo Paciência the man who comes on.
Liverpool also make a change: Klavan comes on for Emre Can.
9:21PM 75 mins
No goal yet for Salah, but a lovely bit of vision and technique for him as he stands the ball up for Milner, who heads it at goal.
9:18PM 73 mins
Mane comes off, Salah comes on. Perhaps he can pinch the goal that will make it EIGHT matches in a row with a goal. Would be a club record I believe.
9:17PM 71 mins
Ah, I think the reason that he is shaken up is because he ran into Matip in his efforts to get away from Milner. Thunk.
9:14PM 69 mins
Milner has tackled Corona, who is down in the area and is either in terrible pain, or quite good at acting that he is in terrible pain.
9:12PM 67 mins
Gomez, to Henderson, Ings with a weak header.
Waris comes off. He is injured, Ricardo comes on instead.
9:08PM 60 mins
Andre Andre's work is done for the night night, and he is taken off in favour of the Sérgio Oliveira.
Klopp also shuffles his pack, Ings gets an opportunity in favour of Firmino.
Paul Dempsey and Macca, on comms, are having a good game. Chatty, informative, I'm enjoying the commentary. Dempsey got rather a hard time of it on the social medias in the last game I saw him call. Apropos of nothing.
9:05PM 58 mins
Bit of spice in the game now as Firmino and Felipe race for the ball, Felipe slips over and inadvertently makes a brilliant block to stop the shot! Everyone raises his level, and Henderson is rightly booked for a lunge on Corona. That could have really hurt the player, studs up onto the ankle.
9:02PM 57 mins
There's good old Milner, putting it about down the right and looking for a cross. Go on the Assist King!
9:01PM 55 mins
A shot from Porto so high and hopeless that even the coach Sérgio Conceição is laughing...
8:57PM 52 mins
Waris with a run and a shot, Karius down behind it to save, that rouses the Porto fans. It also rouses Aboubakar, who thinks his colleague ought to have passed.
Had he done so, we might not have had our first SHOT ON TARGET.
8:56PM 48 mins
Liverpool with a nice bright start to the second half, Milner has a crack.
8:50PM 46 mins
Here goes then. STRAP IN
8:33PM Half time: Liverpool 0 Porto 0
No shots on target, just that nice effort from Sadio Mane that hit the post. Liverpool have the cushion of just the five goals.
Erm, well, DO JOIN US FOR THE SECOND HALF!
8:32PM 45 mins
There are to be... zero minutes of injury time. "Not much happened in the first half," says Dempsey. "Well, it'll give Lynsey and the boys plenty of time to go through things," agrees Macca, Heh. It has indeed been a low-key affair.
8:28PM 41 mins
Can, through sheer force of will, is trying to bundle his way through a massed Porto defence. He is repelled, eventually.
8:27PM 39 mins
That nice Maxi has a long throw opportunity. It's dealt with pretty easily. Good old fashioned skulldugger is Maxi.
8:24PM 36 mins
Feels like it is only a matter of time, Firmino and Mane are carving these apart with their pace and movement. No shots on target yet, though - for any one on either side, I mean. Not just that pair.
8:21PM 33 mins
Andre Andre is in the book book and misses the next match match. Looping freekick in, Lovren rises above all, heads it over.
8:18PM 30 mins
Mane's hit the post! Lovely strike, old boy Casillas was beaten all ends up, but it rattles the upright. Good work from Moreno to keep the move alive and set it up.
8:14PM 25 mins
Nice play Lallana! And a cross to match, Firmino about to pull the trigger but here's the skipper Felipe with a very fine defensive header. If it wasn't, erm, 0-5, you'd say this was a nicely poised, evenly contested, tight tie.
8:07PM 20 mins
"Nothing too report really," says Steve McManaman.
8:05PM 17 mins
Liverpool get down the right, Can out to Gomez for the cross, and that's mere inches away from Firmino... but here's Mane! Oooh, poked just wide.
8:00PM 12 mins
It's rather a muted affair so far, with Liverpool probably enjoying the better of it. Aboubakar, the Porto number nine, has had one or two chances to get a gallop up - he's a strong runner who scores plenty, sorely missed by his side in the first leg.
View photos Ca-nine nil? Liverpool hope to pile on a few more goals for their human and animal fans... Credit: Getty 7:55PM 8 mins
Emre Can gets down the right and produces a lovely cross, the experienced Maxi Pereira chests it back to the keeper.
7:54PM 7 mins
If Porto are going to have a go, we have not really seen it yet. They're playing 4-4-1-1, they've got men back, they are not really pressing or chasing the ball down as such.
7:53PM 5 mins
It's number 20 on number 20 action as Porto's Andre Andre hauls down Liverpool's Adam Lallana.
7:50PM 3 mins
This will, one assumes, be Casillas's last match in European competition.
7:48PM 2 mins
Waris is fouled by Jordan H.
7:48PM 1 mins
There's a tribute to the late Fiorentina captain Davide Astori and now we're playing. It's reds v blue and whites, and it is Liverpool who kick off.
7:43PM Lovely stuff from BT comms man Dempsey
"Nothing in history to suggest that the tranquility here will be disturbed, animated though that tranquility is."
7:42PM Shane O'Leary writes
It all went wrong for right-thinking footy enthusiasts at t'Palace last night, so can you reassure me that Der Kloppsters will flash, fluke, stumble and genius their way to decent win this evening?
I mean, if it's going to go Harris over s****band, again, I'll just run a bath and some gin.
I think if Der Kloppsters manage to lose the tie from here, we'll all need some gin. A bathful perhaps.
7:41PM You have to go back to 1936
to find Liverpool losing 0-5 at Anfield.
7:40PM Some lovely pictures around tonight View photos Bus arrives Credit: Getty View photos Fans arrive for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match Credit: Getty 7:29PM James Milner
who leads the CL assist charts with 7...
"I’m seen as a bit of a work-horse but down the years I’ve created quite a few goals in my career.”
7:28PM Well done to the young man in Porto nets
Porto No1 Iker Casillas will make his 178th UEFA club competition appearance tonight. ��— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague)
#UCL pic.twitter.com/zQOeBSPpLu March 6, 2018 7:27PM Darke arts
(this was from the Spurs Rochdale VAR game the other night IIRC)
Poor old Ian Darke is getting so much stick for his commentary here - most of it slightly unfair, on the basis that it's actually Paul Dempsey commentating.— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches)
February 28, 2018 7:25PM Paul Dempsey's hair is not for turning
View photos Dempsey and Mac-peace Credit: BT Sport
Macca with a nice normal. "Yes, Jurgen has made a couple of changes but that is normal."
7:21PM Owen Hargreaves
"Other that Man City, they are the best team to watch. Klopp is building something very special."
View photos Credit: BT Sport 7:12PM That first leg
really was an extraordinary result. Porto were unbeaten in 19 games, and had won nine times in 11 matches. Since that pounding, they have won four straight, scoring 15 in the process, including victory over Sporting last time out. Football, eh?
7:11PM Porto's formation
View photos Credit: BT Sport 7:08PM Here is how Liverpool might play
View photos Credit: BT Sport 7:07PM Shame that we won't see Mo Salah right away tonight
Shame for BT Sport too, who have done a very nice preview package on him... Still, Klopp wise to rest a few of his main men.
7:06PM Jobs for the German boys tonight
Felix Zwayer (GER)
Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Marco Achmüller (GER)
Additional assistant referees
Daniel Siebert (GER)
Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Rafael Foltyn (GER)
7:03PM Ripped it up in style
is the BT Sport verdict of the first leg.
"Who knows what it will be like?" says Michael Owen. "Porto will be very skeptical and nervous about getting another beating."
7:01PM Couple of players on a yellow
who will miss the next match if booked.
Alberto Moreno for Liverpool and the superbly named Andre Andre for the visitors.
Eis o nosso 11: Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Felipe, Reyes, Diogo Dalot, Óliver, André André, Bruno Costa, Corona, Waris e Aboubakar— FC Porto (@FCPorto)
#FCPorto #LFCFCP #UCL pic.twitter.com/yCv6yev1Km March 6, 2018
Suplentes: José Sá; Ricardo Pereira, Luís Mata, Otávio, Sérgio Oliveira, Brahimi e Gonçalo Paciência.— FC Porto (@FCPorto)
#FCPorto #LFCFCP #UCL March 6, 2018 6:36PM A nice Jermaine here
— FC Porto (@FCPorto)
#FCPorto #LFCFCP #UCL pic.twitter.com/C83SJUQDtl March 6, 2018 6:35PM Here is the Liverpool XI
— Liverpool FC (@LFC)
#UCL team news... https://t.co/5rVaVEyNIn pic.twitter.com/LQJiOquhXV March 6, 2018 6:34PM Talking of people missing games because of injury
There is an interesting admission by Der Klopper about Adam Lallana....
“Life is to learn from your mistakes and we all have to learn. Adam, myself and the medical department - we made this mistake. He looked fit but obviously he was not,” said Klopp.
“Maybe two little setbacks, not the biggest setbacks, but in and out, in and out, and that makes no sense. So now we have to build with him. He is coming close.
“Adam, absolutely was an integral part of the team. And with the competition we have, for Adam it is still usually not a problem for him, because he is important to us.
We rushed Adam Lallana back too soon, admits Jurgen Klopp 6:30PM Also this evening
We are blogging the match between
PSG and Real Madrid. PSG will have to do the business without Neymar, who is going to have a long spell out. 6:23PM Good evening all
Tyers here, welcome to our live blog of the Champions League match between Liverpool and Porto. Herr Klopp's team should, surely, be home and hosed in this tie. They won FIVE GOALS TO NIL in Portugal a coupla weeks back, one of the most remarkable results this competition has seen for a wee while, and it will surely take an even more amazing evening for them to be anything other than safely through.
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