Salah started alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane for the Champions League round of 16 clash and the trio produced a masterclass in attacking play at the Estadio do Dragao.
Mane opened the scoring for Jurgen Klopp‘s side in the 25th minute but it was Salah’s sensational effort in the 29th minute which sent Liverpool fans into a frenzy.
Firmino also got on the scoresheet after the break, while Mane completed a hat-trick to seal an emphatic victory for the Merseyside giants.
Salah’s goal took him to 30 goals in all competitions for the season. Luis Suarez was the last player to achieve the feat back in 2013/14.
While Salah has emulated Suarez’s prolific goalscoring in Liverpool colours, the Egyptian continues to be likened to Barcelona icon Messi.
Gerrard, though, believes it’s ‘not fair’ to compare Salah to Messi.
‘Liverpool have had too much aggression for Porto. They look like they can score every time they go forward,’ Gerrard said on BT Sport.
‘And we’ve seen a moment of magic from Mo Salah.
‘It’s not fair to the kid to compare him to Messi.’