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Three things Jurgen Klopp got right as Liverpool thump Porto but one he got wrong

Jurgen Klopp was left with plenty to smile about as Liverpool picked up a comfortable 5-1 win over Porto on Tuesday night.

Klopp’s men ran wild and the Reds never looked in danger at Estadio do Dragao.

Mo Salah broke through the deadlock 18 minutes later when he robbed Zaidu Sanusi, defender, just yards from his goal.

Sadio mane made it 20 Champions League goals for the club, scoring a simple tap in just before the break. Salah then wrapped up the points with a cool final after being played-in on the hour mark. Mehdi Taremi also scored a consolation for the hosts.

With the result already seemingly sown up, Roberto Firmino scored a quick brace, capitalising on a bizarre error from the onrushing Costa to slot the ball past him before

So after such a convincing win, Daily Star Sport looks at four things Klopp got right but one he got wrong.

Risking Salah & Mane



Three things Jurgen Klopp got right as Liverpool thump Porto but one he got wrong
PORTO, PORTUGAL – SEPTEMBER 28: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with team mates Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane after scoring their sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC at Estadio do Dragao on September 28, 2021 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Risking both Salah and Mane with such an important game against Manchester City awaiting them at the weekend may have seemed a little unnecessary really.

They made quick work of Porto’s defense, despite the lackluster energy both players gave to the team.

Both players outperformed Diogo Jota at the no. They both outshone Diogo Jota in the no. 9 role.

Milner replacing Alexander-Arnold



Three things Jurgen Klopp got right as Liverpool thump Porto but one he got wrong
Mandatory Credit: Photo by JOSE COELHO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (12480383b) FC Porto player Luiz Diaz (L) in action against Liverpool’s player James Milner during the UEFA Champions League group B soccer match held at Dragao stadium, Porto, Portugal, 28 September 2021. FC Porto vs Liverpool, Portugal – 28 Sep 2021

With Joe Gomez and Neco Williams available, Klopp went with experienced utility man to do the job at right-back in place of the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Milner, 35 years old, seemed calm as he utilized his experience against a Porto side that was average to good effect.

Klopp’s decision was made even more logical when Gomez’s sloppy clearance resulted in Porto scoring their only goal of the evening.

Positive approach



Three things Jurgen Klopp got right as Liverpool thump Porto but one he got wrong



Three things Jurgen Klopp got right as Liverpool thump Porto but one he got wrong

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Klopp may have considered taking a cautiouser approach against Porto, after Saturday’s 3-3 defeat to Brentford.

The Germans were again a force of nature, and they proved it in Porto.

Klopp hopes that Salah and Mane can continue this kind of form in Sunday’s match against City, as Porto’s defenders are now looking like school boys.

Rotation problems



Three things Jurgen Klopp got right as Liverpool thump Porto but one he got wrong
Klopp opted not to start any of his fringe players

The way in which Liverpool ended up dispatching Porto perhaps suggests that Klopp could have done with rotating his side a little more.

Klopp was able to field a team that was close to full strength, but many fringe players didn’t get the time they could have.

Liverpool’s group has won six points, with the Reds having six.

Three things Jurgen Klopp got right as Liverpool thump Porto but one he got wrong
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