FC Porto vs Liverpool Preview and Prediction:
|Competition||UEFA Champions League|
|Start Date||14 Feb 2018 – 19:45 GMT|
|Venue||Estádio do Dragão|
Liverpool return to Champions League action this week seeking to take a bounce towards the quarter-final stage with a ride to Porto.
The Reds scored 23 goals in six games to top group E but will be wary of the two second-half collapses towards Sevilla as they enter the knockout levels.
not since 2009 have Liverpool made the final eight and may be buoyed with their unbeaten record in opposition to Porto after 4 games, two wins and draws.
HEAD TO HEAD
Felipe is suspended, even as Ivan Marcano is a doubt, though should be fit to begin alongside Diego Reyes at the heart of the FC Porto defence.
Vincent Aboubakar, Danilo Pereira and Andre Andre will all be assessed ahead of kick off.
FC Porto head coach Sergio Conceicao may additionally begin his side in a 4-4-2 formation here.
Emre Can is suspended for Liverpool, with Jordan Henderson in line to replace the German in what may be Jurgen Klopp’s only change to the side that started the 2-0 win at Southampton.
Joe Gomez is a doubt for the visitors, while Nathaniel Clyne is not likely to feature as he steps up his recovery from injury.
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Expected Lineups Of FC Porto vs Liverpool
FC Porto Lineup (4-5-1)
GK: Jose Sa
Def: Ricardo (RB), Ivan Marcano (CB), Felipe (CB), Alex Telles (LB)
Mid: Hector Herrera (CM) Danilo Pereira (DM) Andre (CM) Brahimi (CAM) Marega (CM)
Att: Aboubakar (CF)
Liverpool Lineup (4-3-3)
Def: Moreno (RB), Klavan (CB), Lovren (CB), Gomez (LB)
Mid: Chamberlain (CM), Milner (CM), Wijnaldum (CM)
Att: Salah (RF) Firmino (CF) Mane (LF)