A Valentine’s Day massacre at Estádio do Dragão has made the Tuesday night Champions League fixture between Liverpool and F.C. Porto a mere formality.
Liverpool’s 5-0 away win has almost handed them a progress through to the quarter-final of the prestigious competition but Jurgen Klopp is quite unlikely to rest his boys despite weekend’s Premier League classic against Manchester United.
Liverpool vs FC Porto Injuries And Suspensions:
The Reds have a fit squad to select from and only Georginio Wijnaldum and Ben Woodburn won’t be rushed despite being back in the full training.
Porto, on the other hand, will welcome the return of hitman Vincent Aboubakar who missed out the first leg tie with injury. The Portuguese heavyweights, however, will be without their Brazilian duo Tiqiuinho Soares and Alex Telles as well as star midfielder Danilo who are likely to miss the trip due to injury concerns.
Liverpool vs FC Porto Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Dominic Solanke, Dejan Lovren.
Subs: Jose Sa, Oliver Torres, Ricardo Pereira, Jesus Corona, Diego Reyes, Gonçalo Paciência, Hernâni Jorge Santos Fortes.
Liverpool vs FC Porto Last Meeting:
Their last Champions League meeting at Anfield took place back in 2007 and the Reds demolished their opponents by 4-1. Fernando Torres scored a brace, Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch scored once each. Lisandro Lopez scored one for the visitors.
Liverpool vs FC Porto Key Players:
Liverpool might rest Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino but the likes of Sadio Mane (the hat-trick hero of the first leg), Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will have opportunities to continue their winning streak.
Porto, on the other hand, will be eyeing a consolation victory and bank on Aboubakar and Moussa Marega in front of goal. Iker Casillas, the legendary Spanish custodian, remained among the substitutes in the first leg but might return between the sticks for the Anfield encounter.
Liverpool vs FC Porto Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 3
FC Porto Win: 0
Liverpool vs FC Porto Current Results ( In All Competitions):
FC Porto: W-W-W-W-L-W
Liverpool vs FC Porto Betting Odds ( Subject To Change):
FC Porto: 21/4
Liverpool vs FC Porto Live Streaming:
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