Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that Liverpool rectified the issues they faced against Brentford in their Champions League game against Porto. Trent Alexander-Arnold was replaced by James Milner after the former suffered a groin injury which is set to keep him out for a minimum of three weeks. Liverpool added to their previous high margins of victory against Porto with a 5-1 demolition at the Estadio do Dragao.
“First and foremost, the most important thing is the result. It is a massive one away at Porto. Winning, and the way we won, make it even better.” Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said. “Performance-wise, it was good in lots of moments. We could see Porto watched our last game at Brentford so they started direct. We had our struggles again but the boys are all human beings and that’s one of the reasons I didn’t want to change it today, I wanted to get it sorted on the pitch and that’s what we did, step by step.”
“We scored maybe not the most wonderful goals but important ones in the first half. In the second half, we controlled the game,” he added. “Porto had massive problems today – one center-half out with a red card and then Pepe couldn’t play. I don’t think this partnership [in the game] had ever played together before and that gives you an opportunity before the game and today, we could use that. It was a really good night for us. After the international break, we play Atletico (Madrid) so we will see what the boys are like coming back from international duty. Nothing has happened but it is a good start.”