Liverpool made it two wins from two in Group B on the Champions League, thrashing Porto 5-1 at the Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday evening.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges were back to their scintillating best against the Portuguese giants and raced into an early lead through Mohamed Salah after he tapped in a parried Curtis Jones effort.
Sadio Mane doubled Liverpool’s lead on the stroke of halftime before Salah got his second on the hour mark, putting the game to bed.
Mehdi Taremi’s header briefly gave the hosts a glimmer of hope but substitute Roberto Firmino added the fourth and fifth goals during an eye-catching display for the Reds.
Despite the standout performances of the forward line, it was arguably one of the Anfield outfit’s back four who had the most pleasing showing.
Left-back Andy Robertson was back to his best against Porto following a difficult start to the season, something that will have perhaps satisfied Klopp as much as the scoreline given his importance to the side.
The Scotland international continuously burst down the flanks, making overlapping and underlapping runs on either side of Mane and was almost rewarded for his efforts after 25 minutes, teeing up Diogo Jota, but the striker couldn’t apply the finishing touches.
Robertson then almost got himself on the scoresheet at the start of the second half after firing the ball across goal following Mane’s pass, although his effort was well saved by goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
He continued to terrorise the Porto right side for the rest of the evening, and his underlying numbers are further evidence of a satisfying night’s work for the tireless 27-year-old.
As per SofaScore, Robertson had a whopping 100 touches during the 90 minutes, achieved a passing accuracy of 89%, created one big chance and also made three key passes, highlighting his attacking efficiency with the ball at his feet.
However, the former Hull City ace was also just as impressive in a defensive capacity. He made three tackles, two interceptions and one clearance against Porto, capping off a magnificent night at both ends of the pitch.
Klopp will be hoping for more of the same from Robertson in the weeks to come, with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City next up for the Merseysiders.