Champions League – Quarter Final
FC Porto vs Liverpool
8:00 pm Wednesday 17th April
Estadio do Dragao
Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpool players their Champions League quarter-final tie is way from over as they prepare to face metropolis within the second leg on a weekday.
Porto suffered their heaviest ever home defeat in European competition against Liverpool in last season’s Champions League, with the Reds winning 5-0 in a very last-16 tie.
Liverpool head to a European country with a 2-0 advantage from the primary leg when goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino, however Klopp is aware of the tie is way from over.
He told the club’s official website: “It’s clear, 2-0, what would we tend to do? that is the simplest question to ask: we might select everything.
Porto has lost the primary leg of a ecu Cup knockout tie by 2 or additional goals on six previous occasions, and on all six of these ties, they need to be been eliminated from the competition.
Sergio Conceicao was ineligible to play for the club within the renowned 2004 final thanks to having already contended for Italian region within the initial cluster stage.
Having been denied the prospect to expertise the glory of lifting the trophy as a player, the 44-year-old is assured of overturning a two-goal deficit reception – however, he is aware of the scale of the task his facet face.
Porto ar boosted by the come of Pepe and Hector Herrera when each incomprehensible the Anfield clash through suspension.
Liverpool welcome back Andy guard to their squad when he incomprehensible the primary leg through suspension.
Klopp is going to be while not Dejan Lovren, WHO misses out through unhealthiness, that means Joel Matip is probably going to play aboard Vergil van Dijk yet again.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has additionally not cosmopolitan as he steps up his rehabilitation at Melwood.
H2H FC Porto vs Liverpool
Liverpool has never lost a European match against FC Porto in seven previous encounters (W4 D3 L0), keeping three successive clean sheets against them.
Since the start of last season, Liverpool has won three of their four away Champions League knockout games, only losing to Roma in last season’s semi-final (4-2).
FC Porto is the only remaining side in the Champions League to have won 100% of their home games in the competition this season (4/4). Indeed,
Porto last won five or more straight home games in the competition between October 1998 and December 1999 (run of six).
Liverpool have progressed from all nine of their previous two-legged European ties under manager Jurgen Klopp (four in the 2015-16 Europa League,
one 2017-18 Champions League play-off and four Champions League knockout stage ties since the start of last season).
Score Prediction: FC Porto vs Liverpool