Thiago is rated highly by Liverpool players, but one player in particular has struggled against Porto.
First half distribution was excellent, if a little skewed after the interval.
Early on, he struggled with positioning, but he began to show indications of understanding with Salah, and he played much better after the interval.
Defensively, he was composed enough, and one corner header was saved. In the second half, he wasn’t too bothered.
After the break, he appeared a little more controlled and less jittery. With a free header in the corner, I should have done better. Booked.
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Despite some sloppy delivery and defense, he did well to blame Otavio for Porto’s missed sitter with the game still scoreless. Subbed.
With a few solid passes, elicited applause, and wasn’t afraid to pitch in when needed. In midfield, he didn’t look out of place. The second goal was set up by a wonderful ball over the top.
With an outstanding passing range and a powerful strike for the opener, he appeared to get Liverpool rolling. Another excellent performance. Subbed.
‘He unleashed a thunderbolt!’ The Reds’ manager responds to Thiago Silva’s goal for Porto and provides an injury update. With some persistent defending and covering, he did his best job towards his own goal in the first half, but later on he became more influential in attacking positions. Subbed.
On occasion, he is guilty of overplaying, yet his speed makes him a constant threat. Gradually gained the upper hand on Zaidu and scored superbly. Subbed.
Forced corner with one solid run, but, like many of his teammates, he struggled in the first half. After that, you’ll feel much better and will profit from playing the entire 90 minutes.
First quarter was quiet until a goal was called back due to a sliver of offside. Efforts continued in the second half, but an excellent opportunity was lost. Subbed.
Set up Salah for the second goal with a free-kick that went barely wide.
One of his trademark lung-busting runs demonstrated a man eager to impress.
The Belgian makes a lively cameo.
In midfield, we kept things simple.
He stayed on long enough to get a booking, which will keep him out of the last group game against AC Milan. Canny.