Just five minutes later and it was two though, with skipper Jordan Henderson the architect of a brilliantly simple team goal. When we lost it, we had to do a lot of work to get it back.
Henderson has played 316 times for Liverpool since joining from Sunderland in 2011 and replaced club legend Steven Gerrard as captain in 2015. I think the direction of the game is going to change.
Liverpool, meanwhile, will be slightly relieved to come away without conceding any away goals after Moussa Marega squandered two big chances. Liverpool really wants to win the Premier League, and if he's able to rest his main players in the second leg, Klopp may gain an advantage over Manchester City who has to deal with a tricky Tottenham side on the same day. The problem was a little bit that in the second-half we gave a few counter-attacks away, then we had to control it a bit more.
However, that proved a luxury that Liverpool could afford to take as they look set for a second Champions League semi-final in as many years.
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The opener helped Liverpool settle into the match and begin seeing the lion's share of possession, although Porto were still a threat on the break and it took an important piece of covering defending from Virgil van Dijk to thwart a clear chance for Marega after 17 minutes. It's nothing to criticise but it was obvious, and 2-0 is still a good result.
What makes this record at home even more impressive is the fact that Liverpool have played Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Roma, Napoli and Porto at Anfield and beaten all but Bayern Munich at their fortress. But, in the second half, we responded very well.
"And we have to give it our all away at their stadium". Neither team is in the best form, but they should both up their games for this Basque derby, but I'm backing Eibar to have the edge over La Real. Together with Hendo there that was brilliant.
If they go further in the Champions League, they could have more games off the back of that - but that's obviously an impossibility for Liverpool too.
Klopp was keen to stress that he did not expect the tie to be settled at this stage and has warned his players to be prepared for an "intense atmosphere" at the Estadio do Dragao next Wednesday. "This is the result we wanted before the game".