Although Liverpool’s focus will return to the European matters this week, Jurgen Klopp’s side would be excused for having one eye on the weekend’s Premier League trip to Cardiff City.
The Reds take a 2-0 lead to the Dragao on Wednesday after goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino. FC Porto recorded a sixth-straight victory in the Primeira Liga at the weekend, and Sergio Conceicao will be able to field a stronger side to the one available to him at Anfield last week.
But will it be too little too late for the Portuguese side? Standard Sport runs the rule over this second leg tie…
Porto was boosted in midweek by the return of forward Vincent Aboubakar, though the Cameroonian did not feature in the weekend win at Portimonense. Aboubakar has been sidelined for over six months after rupturing the ligaments in his left knee.
Elsewhere, former Real Madrid man Pepe is expected to return, which would see Porto revert to a back-four with Eder Militao (who will join Barcelona in the summer) moving to right-back.
Liverpool has no fresh injury concerns with captain Jordan Henderson expected to play. The England international was substituted with an ankle injury during Sunday’s win over Chelsea, but Klopp allayed concerns that he had sustained any long-term damage.
“He got a knock on his ankle, that’s pretty much all,” said Klopp. “He was fine after the game. “A bit of pain, no problem, he didn’t twist it. It’s only painful, not a problem.” Andy Robertson will return at left-back following his suspension.
Where and How to watch Live?
When does FC Porto vs Liverpool kick off? Wednesday 17th April, 20:00 (UK)
Where is Porto vs Liverpool being played? Estádio Do Dragão, Portugal
What television channel is Porto vs Liverpool on in the UK? BT Sport 3
Where can I stream Porto vs Liverpool in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website
Where can I Watch Free stream? LBN Sports & LMI Sports (World Wide Free)
Where can I get tickets for Porto vs Liverpool?
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Porto Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Casillas; Eder Militao, Felipe Monteiro, Pepe, Alex Telles; Otavinho, Danilo, Herrera, Brahimi; Marega, Tiquinho
Unavailable: Mouandilmadji (Injured), Wilson Manafa (Ineligible), Mbemba (Ineligible)
Doubtful: Aboubakar (Injured), Corona (Injured)
Liverpool Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Fabinho; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Doubtful: Lallana (Injured), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Injured), Henderson (Injured)