Sadio Mane could not stop smiling after hitting a Champions League hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed FC Porto 5-0 away from home.

The Senegal international put Jürgen Klopp’s side in front at Estadio do Dragao and struck twice more in the last-16, first-leg clash, while Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino netted too.

Their clinical exploits have given the Reds a commanding advantage ahead of the return tie on Merseyside next month, and Mane cannot get enough of playing in such a lethal attack.

But the No.19 was eager to spread praise throughout the whole of the side.

“I’m always pleased to play with these great players,” he told BT Sport.

“Everybody talks about us three, but our teammates make it easier for us. Without the team we are nothing, they do a great job behind us. We’re lucky boys that we score all the time.

“Honestly, it was not an easy game, even though we scored five goals. The most important thing was to play as a team – and we did it.

“We played great football from the beginning until the end. We created so many chances and scored five, so it was deserved.”

Asked which of his three goals was most satisfying, Mane nominated the third – a confident smack into the bottom right corner from 20 yards.

“It was a nice strike,” he added.

Watch: Mane's hat-trick against Porto