Liverpool absolutely thrashed Porto in Portugal and the manager was clearly happy.
Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool
Liverpool have sent out a message to the rest of Europe with an incredible result against FC Porto on the Champions League this evening.
The Reds put five past their opponents in Portugal in an incredible 5-0 win. Sadio Mane got the party started in the 25th minute before Mo Salah scored a sublime second. Mane went on to score a hat-trick with Roberto Firmino getting the fifth.
Liverpool have now scored more goals in the Champions League than any other team this season and not many clubs will want to face them in the quarter-final, barring a biblical meltdown in the second leg at Anfield.
The scoreboard after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool
The result caught the attention of many people across the football world, but perhaps nobody more important to Jurgen Klopp than the Liverpool chairman.
John Henry sent out this tweet in which he had immense amounts of praise for the performance Liverpool put in:
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 (@John_W_Henry) February 14, 2018
The American made a bold move shoving Brendan Rodgers out for Jurgen Klopp in 2015. There have been plenty of critics lately who have not been completely impressed by the German - with Liverpool still on paper no better than when Rodgers left.
But the energy around the club which has been created by Klopp has made them a far more impressive unit and is the reason why Henry continues to stick by the German and give him the funds he needs to improve the squad.
Porto were poor, but as Henry pointed out Liverpool were incredible in their ruthlessness and togetherness in a sumptuous display of poetic football.
No wonder the chairman was so happy.