Liverpool continued their 100% record in the Champions League this season with an ultimate comfortable victory over Porto.
Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah both struck nets as the Reds secured a 2-0 triumph at Anfield on Wednesday night.
The result means that Jurgen Klopp’s team has taken 15 points from 15 in the competition’s group game for the first time in the club’s history.
But there were plenty that went unnoticed or under the radar during the 90 minutes at Anfield.
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Thiago flummoxer Adrian
Fair to say that Thiago’s debut Liverpool goal in front of paying spectators was worth the wait.
The 30-yard first-round strike – almost hovering into the bottom corner while hovering inches from the turf – provoked as many gasps of astonishment as cheers from home supporters.
And the merits of the effort were reflected on the Reds bench, where compatriot Adrian was left with an open mouth over what he had just witnessed.
Remember that the goalkeeper would probably later have told his teammate that he would have saved it.
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Harvey the snapper
Harvey Elliott may not be fit enough to play for Liverpool at the moment, but he is still a solid man at Anfield.
The teenager was again present on Wednesday and gave Champions League debutant Tyler Morton a huge hug after the final whistle.
Before the match, however, Elliott was eager to expand his skills by steering the camera from a club photographer and firing a few snaps.
As long as he stays away from the press box, that’s fine, thank you Harvey. You will not have the grief of making the player ratings, believe us.
Salah embraces Morton
When he only got his second start for Liverpool, it was another huge night for Tyler Morton.
If the teenager was playing nerves on the European stage, they were not evident when he produced a composed performance.
And there was a nice moment before the kick-off when Morton got a warm hug from Mohamed Salah, who then leaned in after some encouraging words.
Presumably the message was “just give the ball to me, boy, and let me worry about doing the rest”. Which is exactly what happened to the second goal.
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Boys want to be boys
The drama did not end with the final whistle at Anfield.
After the game was over, two young rap scallions raced on the field, one taking the match ball from Andy Robertson.
The scamper then avoided stewards and ran into the Sir Kenny Dalglish grandstand, where he played a neat one-two with a nearby fan and then put it into the crowd with his new prized possession.
Newcastle United are now thought to be considering a bid for his services in January.