LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Milner off, Gomez on.
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Jota skews wide from 10 yards out after collecting Robertson's cut back and turning on to his left foot.
Vitinha sees an improvised side-foot effort well saved by Alisson after smart work down the left by Luis Diaz.
Liverpool do indeed extend their lead and Jones is having a stormer. He won the ball in the midfield, drove forward and then cut inside to play in Salah with a clever low pass.
GOAL! Salah snares his second of the night with a low finish after brilliant approach play from Jones.
It's all Liverpool out there. The hosts are lucky to be just the 2-0 down at present.
- OffMateus UribeFC Porto
- OnVitinhaFC Porto
PORTO CHANGE: Vitinha on for Uribe.
- OffZaidu SanusiFC Porto
- OnWendellFC Porto
PORTO CHANGE: Wendell on for Zaidu.
Jota fizzes a stinging 25-yard effort straight at Costa after Porto failed to deal with van Dijk's long ball.
Costa does well to deny Jota from close-in after the forward looked set to pounce upon a stray defensive header.
CLOSE! Robertson overlaps on the left once more to charge on to Mane's pass but sees a rasping drive beaten away. Salah was at the far post hoping for a cross that would have provided him with a tap-in.
- OffToni MartinezFC Porto
- OnMarko GrujicFC Porto
PORTO HT CHANGE: Former Liverpool midfielder, Grujic on for Martinez.
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KICK OFF! Porto get us back up and running.
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HT: Porto 0-2 Liverpool.
- GoalSadio ManéLiverpool
GOAL! Mane touches home from close range after the keeper failed to deal with Milner's devilish low cross.
SAVE! Liverpool shift the free kick to Henderson who sees his fizzing drive tipped over the bar.
Martinez brings Mane down with an awkward challenge 25 yards from goal, far left of centre.
Salah doing Salah-type things.
Porto open Liverpool up with an overload on the right. The cross falls for Luis Díaz but his low attempt from the left side of the box lacks any sort of power and Alisson can throw his proverbial cap on it.
Jones weaves in from the right but curves a shot straight at the keeper from 25 yards out.
More fine work from Robertson and Mane. The latter looks to put it on a plate for Jota inside the six-yard box but his dangerous, low ball is well cut out at the near post.
Jota sees a second attempt on the turn tipped over the bar after lovely work from Mane and Robertson down the left. The Portuguese forward's first shot was well blocked.
Elsewhere in this pool, AC Milan have taken a 1-0 lead against Atletico.
STAT: Salah has scored all of his European goals for Liverpool in this competition. His 47 matches have produced 28 goals.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! Salah touches home from close range after Jones had cut in from the left and seen his low drive pushed out by the keeper.
Mateus Uribe charges on to a loose ball 30 yards out but sees his attempted pile-driver well blocked.
PORTO CHANGE: Fábio Vieira on for the injured Otavio. That's two enforced changes for the hosts early on - with Pepe out following the warm up.
A superb Liverpool break ends with a delightful attempted pass from Robertson that just fades away from Salah and means he can't collect and drive in on goal.
Porto are looking to probe down their left flank, the one patrolled by Milner. Could be they see that as a potential weakness.
UEFA STAT: FC Porto have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three group stage games at the Estádio do Dragão in the UEFA Champions League; since the current group stage format came in (2003-04), this is their longest run of this type.
The hosts have the first real shot of note through Luis Díaz but it takes a nick off a defender and is easy enough for Alisson.
Zaidu does well to turn and guide Robertson's probing cross away from the danger zone with Salah lurking close by.
DID YOU KNOW? FC Porto have only scored one goal in their four UEFA Champions League games against Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool (D1 L3), despite attempting 45 shots across these meetings. Liverpool, meanwhile, have netted 11 times from 54 attempts against them in this period.
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KICK OFF! Liverpool get us underway.
BLOW FOR PORTO. Fábio Cardoso starts instead of Pepe, who was a doubt but was in the initial starting XI. However, the veteran defender has now been ruled out after suffering an issue in the warm up.
CONTRAST: FC Porto's previous UEFA Champions League game against Atlético Madrid saw just 11 shots attempted (five for, six against); the fewest of any game on MD1. Meanwhile, Liverpool's first game of the 2021-22 tournament saw 30 shots attempted, with 23 of those coming in the Reds' favour (seven against).
Klopp on Trent Alexander Arnold's absence and why he's a doubt for Sunday's clash with Man City: "It was shortly after training [on Monday], Trent went in a little bit earlier but it didn’t look serious. We did further assessment and in the end it was serious. So, he is out for today for sure, he didn’t travel with us. And it doesn’t look great for the City game as well. It’s a muscle thing. We thought he was just a bit tired from the (Brentford) game but it was more and now we have to deal with that.”
More fine words about the late, great Roger Hunt.
Porto midfielder Otavio: "Liverpool's biggest danger is the speed of their strikers and their powerful midfield. We're going to have to run and work hard. We want the three points and we're going for it."
Diogo Jota on his first year at LFC: “I think playing for this amazing club with such surroundings like Anfield, so much support all over the world, it’s special. In the end, all we players want to provide to every person is to win football matches and to win competitions. So, we are at the start of a new season and we will go for everything.”
Porto boss Sergio Conceicao: “We have to be as competitive as Liverpool, an opponent who, for me, is the best team in the world at some moments in the game - and I'm not exaggerating Liverpool's value. It's up to us to counter that opponent's power and expose some of the opponent's weaknesses, because they also exist.”
Jurgen Klopp on Porto: "We don't count on points we don't have already, it's a tough group so we should not waste time to get points. Atletico versus Porto was a tough one and if someone deserved to win it, it was Porto, so that says a lot.”
Some brilliant and thoroughly deserved tributes have been paid to Hunt today. I had the pleasure of spending some time in his company back in 2009 for Liverpool's official website and wrote up this exclusive feature in which he looked back at his career with the Reds.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - FC PORTO: Costa, Corona, Pepe, Marcano, Zaidu, Uribe, Oliveira, Otavio, Martinez, Dias, Taremi... Subs: Marchesin, Cardoso, Conceicao, Pepe, Gruijic, Manafa, Vitinha, Wendell, Mario, Costa, Evanilson, Vieira. /// LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Jones, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Jota... Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Konate, Keita, Firmino, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi, Phillips, Williams.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of Liverpool’s Champions League Group B clash at FC Porto. Kick off 20.00 BST. The visitors will wear black armbands in memory of the club's legendary striker, Roger Hunt who has sadly passed away.