Liverpool takes on Porto in their group stage Champions League tie in the mid-week. The Reds have already booked their slot in the last 16. Liverpool top the group B with 4 wins out of 4. They will look to consolidate their good run at the top by making it 5 out of 5. Thus, it becomes important to have a look at the team news for Liverpool as they line-up to against Porto for another European night at Anfield on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, Porto needs to win this tie having severe competition from Atletico Madrid, who are right behind them. Therefore, they will fight their level best at Anfield to do anything to grab those vital 3 points. While Liverpool goes into this game with high confidence after routing Arsenal 4-0.
Liverpool made it to the next stage after breezing past Atletico Madrid 2-0 last time. Their previous clash with Porto saw them put 5 inside the net away from home. Now having defeated Arsenal comfortably, the Reds would want to snatch away 3 points yet again to maintain their perfect record in the group stage.
Liverpool v Porto: team news
James Milner missed out on Arsenal’s 4-0 drubbing due to his hamstring injury. But if he recovers quickly, there is a slight chance for him to feature.
Andy picked up a thigh injury while playing for Scotland earlier. He did feature in the Arsenal game either but may get to play Porto as he is back in the training.
Naby Keita’s hamstring problem continues but is expected to return for training. If he does so in time, he could be involved in the action.
Young Harvey Elliott is gaining back is strength gradually from an ankle injury. He was spotted in training but cannot make it to the midweek clash.
Roberto Firmino sustained a terrible hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid. He will remain out for a few more weeks.
The eye injury has got Curtis Jones out for more time. It is a little serious and so it will take some time for him to get back in the squad.
Jurgen Klopp said that Joe Gomez is recovering fast from the calf problem. He may probably get some game time to play against Porto.
Diogo Jota suffered a knee injury against Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. Liverpool will mostly miss him for this clash concerning his fitness.
Divock Origi was not the squad facing Arsenal due to illness. It is certainly unclear that he will play against Porto.
Neco Williams has had muscle tightness a few days ago. However, he is expected to be alright for this tie.
A piece of positive news here for The Reds is that they have no player on the suspension list.
Moreover, fans pay a lot of money to watch out for their star players thus Jurgen Klopp won’t line up anything to disappoint the Liverpool fans.