A resurgent Mohamed Salah scored one and arrange one other to encourage a medical Liverpool to a 4-1 win at Porto of their Champions League quarterfinal second leg on Wednesday that teed up a last-four conflict with Barcelona.
The Reds, who eased by means of 6-1 on the combination, held off Porto within the early phases earlier than Salah and Sadio Mane mixed for the Senegalese to place them forward with their first shot heading in the right direction following a VAR evaluate.
Egypt striker Salah doubled the tally after the break and objectives from Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk wrapped it up late on.
Porto had briefly lowered the arrears by means of Eder Militao, however having misplaced the primary leg 2-Zero at Anfield, they by no means appeared ready to overturn the deficit.
Barcelona superior on Tuesday once they received 3-Zero of their second-leg towards Manchester United, finishing a 4-Zero combination victory.
5-times European champions Liverpool, who had produced a scintillating show to beat Porto 5-Zero within the last-16 on the Dragao stadium final season, had a very totally different strategy this time.
They soaked up the stress as Porto made an adventurous begin, with Jesus Corona curling a strong shot simply over the bar within the opening minute.
Juergen Klopp’s facet regarded briefly toothless, however, they had been simply ready for his or her second — which got here within the 26th minute.
Mane latched onto a cross from Salah to beat Iker Casillas from shut vary however he was initially flagged offside, just for referee Danny Makkelie to examine the VAR.
After a two-minute evaluate, the purpose was ultimately given.
Going through the massive job of scoring 4 objectives to qualify, Porto regarded surprised, regardless of having tried 15 photographs earlier than the interval.
Salah, who endured a purpose drought in March, confirmed he was getting near his greatest once more when he coolly slotted the ball previous Casillas after accumulating an ideal diagonal by means of the ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold within the 65th minute.
It was Salah’s first Champions League purpose since December and his first away from Anfield within the competitors in 12 months.
Militao soothed the house followers’ struggling slightly, beating Roberto Firmino within the air to move house within the 69th minute.
Brazilian Firmino, who had begun on the bench as Klopp handed an uncommon begin to Divock Origi, made it 3-1 with a downward header with 13 minutes left and Van Dijk headed house a fourth from a nook eight minutes later.
Tottenham Hotspur will face Ajax Amsterdam within the different semifinal tie.