Porto coach Sergio Conceicao on Liverpool thrashing: I'm responsible

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"We knew we would create chances going forward [without Coutinho], but it was about the team".

Adrien Rabiot's away goal had put the Ligue 1 leaders in front in the Champions League last-16 tie, but Ronaldo's double and Marcelo's late strike gave the home side the victory.

Aboubakar, who has returned to Porto after spending last season on loan at Besiktas, has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, including 15 in the league and five in the Champions League group stage.

Mane scored his second of the night to put Liverpool FC in command of the tie before Roberto Firmino deservedly got on the score sheet to leave the Reds on the brink of a place in the quarter-finals.

"I think if you score away it's already a good result because it counts more than when you score at home", Wijnaldum said.

Liverpool appeared to be a goal-scoring machine as they sliced through the Porto defence at the Estádio do Dragão. Salah became the second fastest player in the club's 126-year history to net 30 goals for the club.

"Tonight he showed again what a fantastic player he is".

"With all due respect to the Portuguese league, Liverpool play at a hard level to us".

The Egypt global reached the 30-goal mark for the season with his first-half strike.

"Obviously at this big club, if somebody is the second quickest and the quickest was long ago that makes it more exciting so congratulations, but hopefully it won't stop", said Klopp. "They're very aggressive, very physical, and it will be a heated atmosphere as well, so there's a lot we have to deal with", Klopp told press ahead of the game. Good crosses, often an offensively-orientated team, so yes, defending was really important.

With those in the French capital crying into their croissants on Thursday morning following defeat to reigning European champions Real Madrid, Klopp will no doubt be feeling as bullish following his own side's emphatic win against Porto. When Klopp's men host Porto at the Anfield on March 6, there can be changes in the squad keeping the Manchester United fixture in mind.

"We owe our supporters at Anfield a 100% performance and that's what we want to deliver".

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