Jurgen Klopp thought Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Porto was a very good result as they look to go one step further than least years run to the Champions League final.
After not scoring a single goal in his first eight months at the club, Naby Keita scored his second goal in just four days to open the scoring after just five minutes before Roberto Firmino doubled the lead just before the half-hour mark to round off a 2-0 win.
However, despite the comfortable look to the scoreline, it was far from a easy evening for Liverpool, with Porto striker Moussa Marega looking to be a threat throughout.
Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp admitted that the Premier League leaders ‘lost a little bit of direction in the second half’.
“We are happy, it is the first leg and it will be an intense second game,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“We scored two goals and controlled the ball most of the time.
“We gave a few too many set pieces away. I think Porto score about 40% of their goals from set pieces. We also saw one or two counter-attacks, but the rest of the game we played really well.
“We lost a little bit of direction in the second half, but there’s nothing to criticise, 2-0 is a very, very good result.
“We knew we had to play the second game and we cannot decide the tie tonight, so now we have to go there and fight again.”