Liverpool v Porto: line-ups, Fantasy tips, form guide
Monday, March 5, 2018
Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's round of 16 second leg between two former European champions.
Article top media content
- Porto's heaviest European home defeat came in first leg
- Liverpool top scorers in this season's #UCL with 28 goals
- Sides have seven European Cups between them
- Follow live build-up to the game right here
- How to watch the game where you are
Reporter's view: Despite his team's seemingly insurmountable lead, Jürgen Klopp has promised "not to rest anybody" against a Porto side who have won five out of five since the first leg. The visitors may have little but pride to play for at Anfield, but Sérgio Conceição's charges will be desperate to make amends for that 5-0 defeat in Portugal. Liverpool's last seven UEFA Champions League games have produced 34 goals, and I expect another high-scoring affair here.
Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Van Dijk, Lovren, Moreno; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Out: Wijnaldum (illness), Woodburn (illness)
Doubtful: Clyne (match fitness)
Misses next match if booked: Moreno
Porto: Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Felipe, Marcano, Diogo Dalot; Herrera, Otávio, Sérgio Oliveira; Corona, Aboubakar, Brahimi
Out: Moussa Marega (thigh), Danilo (calf), Alex Telles (knee), Soares (thigh)
Misses next match if booked: André André, Danilo
Fantasy Football top point scorers
Liverpool: Roberto Firmino, forward (53 points, €9.3m)
Porto: Vincent Aboubakar, forward (36 points, €6.9m)
Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.
Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle
Porto 2-1 Sporting
*All competitions, most recent first
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager
We were very effective [in the first leg], but Porto are a fantastic team. We won 5-0, yes, but only because we scored every chance we had. If we hadn't, and if Porto had scored from their two chances, the result would have been different. I would want to see a real reaction from my team if I was the boss of Porto. We will have to play very, very well to win the game.
Sérgio Conceição, Porto coach
The five-goal margin is not a true reflection of the difference in quality between the two teams. They were incredibly effective in front of goal in the first leg, but things could have gone differently. We're a competitive team, a team that always looks to score goals and play in a balanced way. In Portugal we've got the best defence and the best attack. Tomorrow we'll need both those attributes.