Liverpool vs FC Porto: UCL Match Preview

The Premier League club are in a strong position to reach the quarter-final after their dominant performance in Portugal in the first leg.

Jurgen Klopp to make only ‘two or three’ changes for the UCL clash.

Jurgen Klopp insists he will only make “two or three changes” to Liverpool’s side for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Porto on Tuesday despite the 5-0 advantage.

Klopp says he will make up to three changes to the XI which beat Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday, with Manchester United up next at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

For Liverpool, Gini Wijnaldum and Ben Woodburn could make an appearance after missing Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle due to illness. Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana could also be in contention.

Tiquinho Soares, Moussa Marega and Alex Telles could all miss out for Porto after missing their win over Sporting Lisbon on Friday.

Opta stats

  • No team has ever progressed to the next round following a 0-5 home defeat in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten against Porto, having played them five times in all competitions (W3 D2).
  • Liverpool have never lost by more than two clear goals at Anfield in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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