Liverpool humiliate Porto again as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all score and goalkeeper endures nightmare in Champions League


Liverpool continued their massacre of Porto in the Champions League, scoring another five goals at the Estadio do Dragao as young goalkeeper Diogo Costa had a night from hell.

The win makes it 16 goals in three years against the Portuguese giants with Liverpool now managing three or more goals in their past six games to continue a fine start to the season.

Salah can’t stop scoring

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Salah can’t stop scoring

Firmino couldn’t believe his luck as he was gifted two goals as a substitute

Firmino couldn’t believe his luck as he was gifted two goals as a substitute

Porto looked to be a touch wiser from their previous humiliations against Liverpool, but it didn’t take long for their efforts to be destroyed when 22-year-old Costa parried a tame Curtis Jones shot away for Mohamed Salah to score an 18th minute opener.

Sadio Mane made it two just before the break when Costa again slipped up, allowing a James Milner cross to travel across the box for an easy tap-in.

Porto appeared to have steadied themselves at the start of the second half, but there was yet another defensive breakdown as Jones found Salah in acres of space for an easy 3-0 goal.

Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi appeared to have eased the pain with a towering header with 15 minutes to go, but it wasn’t long before Costa was back up to his old tricks.

It might be a while before we hear the name Diogo Costa again

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It might be a while before we hear the name Diogo Costa again

Running out in wild fashion to cut out a ball over the top, Costa got nowhere near the pass, allowing Firmino to slot in from distance, before making it five soon after.

Porto boss Sergio Conceicao went full Phil Brown post match, gathering his players on pitch for a telling off, while Liverpool will travel back to England with last season’s worries firmly in the rear view mirror.

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