Jordan Henderson allowed to show attacking skills again, says Jurgen Klopp

Memphis Depay may replace Sadio Mane at Liverpool

Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah all scored for Liverpool during the win.

None of the three have enjoyed consistent campaigns.

The fine balance Liverpool must strike in maintaining their quest for European glory alongside ending a long wait for a top-flight title was in evidence as Klopp withdrew Mane and Firmino in the final quarter with one eye on Sunday's league visit of Chelsea. Fabinho and Naby Keita hold on to their spots in the lineup.

Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool face a fight to reach the Champions League semi-final despite them running out comfortable first leg winners against Porto. Henderson played a handsome lofted ball towards the Porto area and found Mane, who finished past Casillas with aplomb, but the flag was raised for offside against the Senegal winger. It didn't feature Xherdan Shaqiri or Adam Lallana, the playmakers who have occasionally provided more magic. Scored the opening goal and played wonderfully well both on and off the ball. The Brazilian lays it off to Keita and his effort takes a wicked deflection off Torres and nestles in the net. The second was magnificent.

Firmino doubled his side's lead, tapping home from close range after Trent Alexander-Arnold sent a low cross into the six-yard box. Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva provide attacking contributions that Liverpool's midfielders simply aren't capable of. "We scored two wonderful goals, we were in a lot of really unsafe situations. He got better minute by minute last game and he continued that", added the Liverpool boss. Some of his passing was uncharacteristically sloppy, but overall, another good performance from a player who seems to have nailed down that No. 6 role. It's a lovely, lovely team goal.

The only real talking point after the restart was the decision not to give Salah a straight red card for a high challenge on Otavio.

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The Liverpool forward comes over the top of the ball and clearly plants his studs onto the shin of his opponent.

But it's Henderson who has been Liverpool's greatest beneficiary of the last week.

Porto: Tough task. A draw, especially one with goals, will feel like a win.

"Hendo's a brilliant player and I'm really happy he can show that again", grinned Klopp in his post-match news conference.

"He likes the position obviously", smiled Klopp.

However, a fourth clean sheet in five home Champions League games this season means an away goal at the Estadio do Dragao on April 17th will leave Porto needing four to progress.

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