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A stunning Liverpool performance saw them win 5-0 away to Porto on Wednesday night, in what was a memorable Champions League victory.

The Reds arrived at Estadio do Dragao expecting a difficult examination of their credentials, but it was to be one-way traffic throughout.

Jurgen Klopp made three changes to the team that beat Southampton 2-0 on Sunday afternoon, with Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson and James Milner coming in for Joel Matip, Emre Can and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's xxxx during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool took the lead midway through the first half, with Sadio Mane‘s relatively tame effort making its way past Jose Sa.

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Celebrations ensued…

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane kneels to pray as he celebrates scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates Andy Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Yet another piece of Mohamed Salah magic doubled the Reds’ lead before the interval, as he tucked the ball home brilliantly from close range.

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mates during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp’s men were 3-0 up early in the second half following a flowing move, as Mane got his second of the evening.

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates Andy Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Roberto Firmino added a fourth, the stage was set for Mane to take home the match ball, as the Senegalese thumped home from 20 yards to complete the scoring.

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's hat-trick hero Sadio Mane celebrates after the 5-0 victory over FC Porto during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was quite a night for Klopp, who has surely inspired his side to the Champions League quarter-finals.

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the 5-0 victory over FC Porto during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: The scoreboard records Liverpool's 5-0 victory over FC Porto during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool now have a 10-day break before their next match—a Premier League clash with West Ham at Anfield on February 24.



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