FC Porto vs Liverpool Preview Info, Lineups, Betting Tips
The Reds take a 2-0 lead to the Dragao on Wednesday after goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino.
Team news and predicted line-ups
Porto were 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 have 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.
Possible team line-ups
FC Porto XI (4-4-2): Casillas; Eder Militao, Felipe, Pepe, Alex Telles; Otavio, D Pereira, Almeida Costa, Corona; Soares, Marega.
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson; Salah, Mane, Firmino.
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