Liverpool put one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 2-0 first-leg victory over Porto in the quarter-finals.

Goals from Naby Keita (5) and Roberto Firmino (25) put Jurgen Klopp’s men in a dominant position in the tie ahead of the second leg on April 17.

However, Porto striker Moussa Marega showed enough with his play to keep hopes alive of a Porto recovery while Mohamed Salah escaped a red card for a dangerous-looking tackle on Danilo late on – a decision that survived a VAR review.

Klopp will be happy his side – who strolled through the second half – seemingly did not have to expend too much energy ahead of their key Premier League clash with Chelsea on Super Sunday.