Liverpool star Oxlade-Chamberlain - “It's good to keep standards up.”

Liverpool 2-0 Porto.


Liverpool's Spanish midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara scored an unbelievable goal as the Reds registered a fifth straight victory in their Champions League group.


Thiago scored a cracking goal against Porto on Wednesday night [GETTY]
Thiago scored a cracking goal against Porto on Wednesday night [GETTY]

The Reds had already secured top position in Group B and a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League after winning their first four matches and they registered another three points after beating Porto.


Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said it is good that Liverpool are keeping their “standards up” after they beat FC Porto at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Jurgen Klopp made changes to his Reds starting XI that played against the Portuguese club on Merseyside as they continued their winning ways.

Thiago Alcantara broke the deadlock at the start of the second half with a stunning volley from 30 yards as Liverpool maintained their 100 percent record in the Champions League.


And, Mohamed Salah doubled the lead as the visitors were made to regret first-half opportunities missed by Mehdi Taremi and Otavio, while Sadio Mane's first-half goal was ruled out for offside.


It was a well-deserved win for the Premier League club and England international Chamberlain lauded his side while speaking to BT Sport.



“As a group, we wanted to approach it properly, professionally, and win the game,” he said. “It is good to keep standards up, especially after Saturday. We made changes and carried on the winning way.


“You want to play as much as you can, games in succession is where the fitness and rhythm come from. It is good having Thiago back and Tyler Morton did really well with the experience around him.


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“It would be good to go through with all wins to take forward into the competition. Everyone dreams of playing at the San Siro in the Champions League, away at Milan and that is what we are here to do.”

Goalscorer Thiago also expressed his joy, saying: "I am glad, and happy for the goal, in a moment for me it was important because I am coming back from injury and trying to raise the confidence. How the team played, how we created and defend, we are happy with the young and experienced guys.


"For each player, we have joy when we touch the ball with a nice pass or nice shot.


"Swazz? I don't know what this is."



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