Jordan Henderson, captain of the Liverpool team, commented on his team’s 5-1 victory against Porto, during the match that brought the two teams together today, Tuesday, at the Dragao stadium, as part of the second round of the group stage competitions of the Champions League for the current season 2021-2022..
Henderson praised the Egyptian pharaoh during the meeting, after he starred and scored a double during the meeting, to come out of the 67th minute in order to rest in preparation for the next Reds matches in the Premier League.
“The performance in general was very good, we should be happy with the performance and the result,” Henderson said during a post-match interview.
He added: “My role was not different today, but my role this season is to move forward, contribute and provide the balls to attack. Salah is creative again and so is Mane. It is nice that Firmino is back to play and score. It is nice to watch this trio shine together.”
He continued: “We have a difficult match coming up against City and our focus shifts directly, but we have to recover first and then prepare. We expect a very difficult match against City, but we have four days to prepare and we have to use it well.”
During the 67 minutes he played, Salah made 36 touches to the ball, and two attempts on the goal, of which he scored two goals, with a passing accuracy of 85%, and created two chances.
The first goal came in the 18th minute through our Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, from a good follow-up in front of the goal, with which he achieved many records, before Sadio Mane scored the second goal in the 45th minute..
In the second half, Mohamed Salah scored his second and third goal for his team in the 60th minute, before Roberto Firmino scored a double in the 77th and 81st minutes, ending the match with a 5-1 victory for the Reds.
The formation was as follows: Goalkeeper: Alisson/ Defense line: Milner, Matip, Van Dyck, Robertson/ Midfield: Fabinho, Henderson, Jones/ Attack line: Mohamed Salah, Firmino, Jota.
The Liverpool team had won a deserved victory over AC Milan 3-2 in the first round of the group stage of the Champions League, to take the lead in Group B with 6 points.