Liverpool vs Porto: Team news, injuries, possible lineups


Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will on Tuesday night go into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash against Porto with 5-0 advantage, having won the first leg at Estádio do Dragão.

Klopp’s men will hope to get a win or draw against Porto at Anfield stadium in England, so as to qualify for the first quarter’s final stage of the competition since 2009.

Klopp has claimed that he will not rest anyone for the second leg.

Emre Can, who faced a one-game suspension in the first leg, is available for the reverse fixture.

Defender Alberto Moreno is one booking away from facing a ban.

Liverpool are going through a tremendous run of form lately in the English Premier League as they have won back to back games against Southampton, West Ham United and Newcastle United.

The Reds are sitting at the second position in the table, just two points behind Manchester United, who have a game in hand.

However, Porto, who are in the round of 16 for the second year in a row, will look to surge from the record home European loss when they face Liverpool at Anfield for the final bout.

The Portuguese side trembled with lack of defensive discipline which cost them a near-exit defeat from the competition.

Since the first leg defeat, Porto carried their excellent league season with four wins in a row.

They are sitting comfortably at the top of the Primeira Liga with 67 points from 25 games.

Porto manager, Sergio Conceicao is doubtful over the fitness of most of his players who were in the starting lineup of the first leg.

Defender Felipe is available after receiving a one-match ban in the first leg.

Forward, Moussa Marega is also out with the Muscle injury.

The return of Vincent Aboubakar certainly will boost the Portuguese side as they look to defend their pride.

Iker Casillas is also expected to guard the post for Porto in the second leg.

Liverpool potential starting XI (4-3-3):

GK: Karius

Defenders: Alexander-Arnold(RB), Lovren(CB), Van Dijk(CB), Robertson(LB)

Midfielders: Can(CM), Henderson(CM), Milner(CM)

Forwards: Salah(RF), Firmino(CF), Mane(LF)

Porto potential starting XI (4-4-2):

GK: Casillas

Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira(RB), Felipe(CB), Marcano(CB), Dalot(LB)

Midfielders: Otavio(CM), Oliveira(CM), Herrera(CM), Brahimi(CM)

Forwards: Aboubakar(RS), Tiquinho(LS)

The kick-off is scheduled for 8:45pm Nigeria time.


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