Belfast Telegraph

Mane treble as hot Reds hit high five

 

By Carl Markham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed his five-star Reds after they virtually assured themselves a Champions League quarter-final place with a demolition job in Porto.

Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick and further goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino completed a 5-0 rout in Liverpool's first knockout encounter in nine years at this level.

When asked if the performance was perfect, Klopp replied: "You can say that. It was very professional, very mature and in the right moments very aggressive. Good defending, good counter-attacking.

"I saw a lot of fantastic performances. The result is only possible if they are all spot on. Of course, Sadio is man of the match, three fantastic goals, but they all did well and that is the only way to be successful."

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