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Champions League: Orange is the new Red as Liverpool run riot in Porto

February 15, 2018 12:14 IST

Liverpool players celebrate the third goal scored by teammate Sadio Mane 

IMAGE: Liverpool players celebrate the third goal scored by teammate Sadio Mane. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters

Liverpool's ruthless form in their third kit continued in Wednesday's 5-0 Champions League win at Porto as the Merseyside club notched their fifth win in six while donning the bright orange strip, scoring a staggering 24 goals in the process.

 

The strip made a memorable debut in the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League group stage, marking Liverpool's biggest ever away win in European competition.

Liverpool continued to thrive in the "bold citrus" ensemble with commanding Premier League victories over West Ham United and StokeCity, scoring four goals at the London Stadium and three at the bet365.

The flashy uniform was bought out once again in December's league trip to Arsenal, where Juergen Klopp's side netted three more goals but were held to a draw by the resilient hosts.

Liverpool's hat-trick hero Sadio Mane celebrates at the end of the Champions League last 16 first leg tie against Porto

IMAGE: Liverpool's hat-trick hero Sadio Mane celebrates at the end of the Champions League last 16 first leg tie against Porto. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has a stellar record while sporting the orange outfit, scoring eight goals in five outings, and the 25-year-old notched his 22nd league goal in the eye-catching kit in Sunday's 2-0 victory at Southampton.

The Egyptian was on the scoresheet once again as Liverpool's attacking trio of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane ran riot in Portugal with the Senegal international sealing a hat-trick to put Liverpool in command of the Round of 16 tie.

While supporters remain divided on the flashy outfit, there is no doubt that Liverpool feel at home in bright orange with Klopp's men averaging four goals per game while wearing the third kit.

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