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Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Player Ratings – What the media and stats say – Liverpool FC

Liverpool’s Thiago and Tyler Morton both impressed in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Porto in the Champions League.

Jürgen Klopp’s men received the Portuguese giants on Anfield Road on Wednesday evening after winning the first four Group B games.

After a gloomy opening in 45 minutes, Thiago unleashed a sensational shot from 30 meters before Mohamed Salah scored the 2-0 with 20 minutes before the end.

The win means Liverpool have won all five European games this season – another win at AC Milan on matchday six would make them the first English team to set a 100 percent record in the group stage of the competition.

Here we compare our player ratings with those of the Liverpool Echo, the Independent, BBC Sport, FotMob and the TIA readers.

Thiago (8.1) was Liverpool’s top rated player on Anfield after an imperious all-round show.

The Spaniard not only opened the scoring in a memorable manner before the head, but also mastered the midfield fight with his class.

Karl Matchett from the Independent praised Thiagos “fantastic first strike” and also said it was “a pleasure to watch” at times.

In second place was Salah (7.4)who continues to look like the world’s greatest player and has scored another goal.

Jack Lusby from TIA praised the 29-year-old’s “brilliant” stroke, but admitted that it was a “training exercise” for him overall.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday 24 November 2021: Liverpool's Tyler Morton during the UEFA Champions League Group B matchday five match between Liverpool FC and Porto FC at Anfield Road.  (Image by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

The top three were rounded off by Neco Williams (7.2) and Morton (7.2)who both did well.

Williams was “much better after the break,” she said echoIan Doyle, while Matchett thought Morton was “very good in possession” on his Champions League debut.

According to post-game reviews, the Reds’ worst player on the night was Ibrahima Konate (6.3)who had a rusty getaway.

Doyle felt the Frenchman was “nervous and massively lost the pace” and Lusby said he was “sluggish in the early stages”.

Next up is Liverpool’s visit to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm GMT).

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