Thiago goal: Liverpool star Ibrahima Konate’s brilliant reaction to wondergoal vs Porto | Football | Sport


Thiago Alcantara raised the roof with his spectacular long-range goal to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead against Porto with some brilliant reactions from his team-mates. Jurgen Klopp surprisingly named a strong starting line-up for the match against Porto, despite having already secured top spot in their group.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane led the line either side of Takumi Minamino while Thiago kept his place alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield.

Joel Matip was chosen to play alongside Ibrahima Konate in defence with Alisson being given the captain’s armband.

The lack of pressure on needing a result was clear for Liverpool early on as Porto threatened to take the lead.

Liverpool were guilty of being wasteful in possession at times and should have made the most of their chances in the opening 45 minutes.

The atmosphere had died down inside Anfield heading into the second half though with Porto struggling to find a way past Liverpool’s rigid formation.

And it took a moment of genius from Thiago to get everybody out of their seat.

Oxlade-Chamberlain fluffed a free-kick from deep, which was partially cleared by Porto.

Kostas Tsimikas looked as though he was going to pick up the loose ball, but he spotted an onrushing Thiago who wanted to try his luck from range.

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