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James Milner: 'Liverpool could have scored more at Porto'

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Liverpool midfielder James Milner believes that his side could have scored more than five goals in Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first-leg rout of Porto.

James Milner has claimed that Liverpool "could have scored more" in their Champions League last-16 first-leg thrashing of Porto.

The Reds won 5-0 at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday night, with Sadio Mane bagging a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scoring a goal apiece.

Milner singled Mane out for praise, highlighting his all-round contribution to the team as well as his goalscoring exploits, and insisted that Porto are a "very good side".

However, the 32-year-old was pleased with Liverpool's work in Portugal and believes that, given his side's talented attacking players, more goals could have been on the horizon against the 2003-04 champions.

"Mane does his job and does a great job for the team," Milner told BT Sport. "People see his flair and the goals that he scores but he does a great job working for the team.

"Porto are a very good side. It's a tough place to come, you could see the crowd and the way they were even at the end.

"We wanted to keep a clean sheet and with the players we have we always have the chance to score an away goal. I thought we could have scored more."

Liverpool will be favourites to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition, with the return leg at Anfield taking place on Tuesday, March 6.


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