UEFA Champions League: Porto vs Liverpool Match Preview

UEFA Champions League: Porto vs Liverpool Match Preview

After an enthralling encounter with Brentford at the weekend, Liverpool will tie horns with the Portuguese giants FC Porto on Tuesday night at The Estadio do Dragao in the Champions League Matchday 2.

At one end, the Reds will endeavour to make it 2/2 wins in the group stage. While on the other hand, The Portuguese club will be searching for their first win in the European competition this year.

Porto vs Liverpool: Match Preview

It was a topsy-turvy ride for Liverpool in their previous outing against AC Milan in the Champions League. While this is no different, as the two times European Champions host the 6 times Champions League winners.

Looking at the current form of the Reds, Jurgen Klopp’s side has won 4 out of their last 5 fixtures. Moreover, inspecting their scorelines in the previous 5 fixtures, the Reds are looking dangerous in the attacking department. Thus, scoring 3 in each of their last 5 matches, Liverpool will be high on their confidence levels. And thus fans could expect yet another entertaining performance from the former Premier League champions.

On the other hand, Porto has scored only 1 goal against Jurgen Klopp’s side in their previous 4 encounters.

Meanwhile, Porto are still searching for a win against Liverpool in the European competitions. The Dragons and The Reds have met eight times in the European competition so far ( 6 in the Champions League and 2 in the Europa League) and Liverpool have won 5 while drawing 3 out of them.

Further, this will be the 5th time that Jurgen Klopp’s side will face Porto in the Champions League since 2015. Thus, the sides look overly familiar and one could expect a tactical battle between The Reds and The Dragons.

Team News

Liverpool will most probably be without the service of their midfielder duo Naby Keita and Thiago Alcantara. While Harvey Elliott remains to be one of the regular absentees for the Reds.

Moreover, Neco Williams will also be missing the Liverpool bench concerning an ankle injury.

Apart from that, Jurgen Klopp will have a lot of options to choose from and thus one could expect a lot of changes in the starting lineup as Liverpool will also be preparing for a battle with Manchester City at the weekend.

Liverpool probable starting lineup:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Tsimikas; Milner, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Minamino.

Liverpool possible starting lineup against Porto.

Porto vs Liverpool: Prediction

Liverpool will be keen to continue their winning momentum. And looking at the history and the Reds current form it could end up as Porto 1-3 Liverpool.

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