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Feb 14, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estádio do Dragão
Attendance: 47,718
Porto
0-5
Liverpool
FT(HT: 0-2)
Mane (25', 53', 85'), Salah (29'), Firmino (70')

Sadio Mane: 'Champions League game against Porto was not easy'

Mane: 'Game against Porto was not easy'
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Sadio Mane insists that Liverpool did not have "an easy game" at Porto despite claiming a 5-0 win in Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first leg.

Sadio Mane has insisted that Liverpool did not have "an easy game" at Porto despite emerging from the Champions League last-16 first leg with a 5-0 win.

The Senegal forward bagged a hat-trick at the Estadio do Dragao, while Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored a goal apiece for a resounding Reds victory.

Despite the one-sided scoreline, Porto finished the game having had 45% possession, won six corners and weighed in with eight shots, three of which were on target.

"Honestly, it was not an easy game even if we scored five," Mane told BT Sport. "We played great football from the beginning to the end.

"I've always enjoyed playing with these great players. Without the team [behind us] though we are nothing. They give us the ball."

Liverpool host the Portuguese giants in the return leg at Anfield on Tuesday, March 6.

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