Liverpool thrash 6-1 Porto to reach UCL last four

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/04/2019

Liverpool will face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals after crushing Porto 4-1 away to seal a 6-1 aggregate triumph at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday night.

The Portuguese side trailed 2-0 after the first leg and gamely sought a way back into the tie early on. Yet the gig was effectively up when Sadio Mané struck midway through the opening period, timing his run perfectly to tap in Mohamed Salah's cross.

Salah made sure himself after the hour on the counterattack after an Trent Alexander-Arnold through ball, and half-time substitute Roberto Firmino soon got in on the act as he met Andrew Robertson's centre. Éder Militão pulled one back but Virgil van Dijk had the last word with a thumping header.