Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler hailed the club’s brilliant victory against Porto on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side were in red-hot form at the Estadio do Dragao as they all but secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 5-0 victory in the first-leg of their last-16 tie.
Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick for the Reds, while Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino also netted in Portugal.
Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in the Champions League
Jamie Carragher was among the Liverpool legends to praise the team’s performance
And the victory left Liverpool’s legends more than impressed on Wednesday, with the likes of Carragher and Fowler singing the players’ praises.
Former England defender Carragher took to Twitter to praise four players in particular. He wrote: ‘Mane back to his best, Salah’s goal Messiesque, VVD like a man amongst boys & Bobby Dazzler!’
Furthermore, earlier on in the match, Carragher described his former side’s performance as ‘devastating’.
Fowler opted for a more amusing approach, making reference to Valentine’s Day during the Champions League encounter.
Jamie Carragher praised Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmimo
The former defender described Liverpool’s performance against Porto as ‘devastating’
Robbie Fowler made this joke about Liverpool’s display, making reference to Valentine’s Day
The ex-striker joked on his social media page: ‘Mrs has been saying all day “someone’s gonna get it tonight”. She’s just walked in the room and said “told ya”.’
But Fowler and Carragher weren’t the only past Liverpool players to talk up Liverpool’s impressive performance, with the likes of Peter Crouch and Michael Owen getting in on the action.
Crouch, in typical fashion, made a joke about Salah’s composure (or lack of) in front of goal after the Egyptian scored a dazzling second for Liverpool.
The 37-year-old Stoke man wrote: ‘If Salah didn’t panic in front of goal he’d score more.’
Stoke striker Peter Crouch made a joke about Salah’s composure in front of goal
Michael Owen spoke about his delight after finding out the score in the BT Sport studio
Owen, who was in the BT Sport studio covering Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain, said: ‘Great news filtering from the other studio. Liverpool in cruise control.’
Even Liverpool owner John W Henry had his say on Twitter, insisting the Anfield outfit put in a ‘tremendous effort.
He added: ‘Tremendous effort in 5-0 win tonight away from home in Champions League. A lot of talent displaying selfless, smart play we all can be proud of. Huge, satisfying step toward final eight.’
John W Henry hailed Liverpool’s effort at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday as ‘tremendous’