Liverpool vs Porto: Possible starting XI, head-to-head, UCL preview

Liverpool vs Porto: Possible starting XI, head-to-head, UCL preview

- Liverpool vs Porto Champions League cracker will hold on Tuesday, April 8, at Anfield

- Both teams met at the last-16 round of the competition last term

- Mohamed Salah and Francisco Soares will be the key players on parade

Liverpool vs Porto Champions League cracker take centre stage on Tuesday, April 8, at Anfield as both clubs clash in the first leg of the quarter-final round.

The Jurgen Klopp tutored-side saw off Bayern Munich in the last 16 round, 3-1 on aggregate, with Porto dispatching Roma to progress.

The Reds’ are bookmakers’ favourites to advance, but Porto as former winners are no newcomers to the big stage.

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Recent form

Liverpool

Last match: Southampton 1-3 Liverpool (Friday)

Form: WWWWWDWDDW

Naby Keita netted his first Liverpool goal since his switch and Mohamed Salah ended his eight-game no goal drought as Liverpool came from behind to claim the bragging right against Southampton.

Porto

Last game: Porto 2-0 Boavista (Friday)

Form: WDWWWWLWWW

Porto won their 21st Liga victory in 27 matches this term after Francisco Soares netted his 13th league goal of the campaign, and third in two games.

Possible line-ups

​Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Milner; Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mané, Firmino.​

​Porto starting XI: Casillas; Pereira, Militão, Felipe, Manafá; Otávio, Óliver, Pereira, Brahimi; Marega, Tiquinho.

Head to Head record

The two clubs clashed in the Champions League last-16 round last term, with Liverpool thrashing Porto 5-0 on aggregate, to progress to the next round.

Sadio Mané netted a hat-trick in Portugal and all the goals were scored in first leg.

Other strikers - Salah and Roberto Firmino also registered their names on the score sheet.

The reverse fixture will be the sixth time both teams will be playing each other in history, with Porto never winning any match against the Merseysiders.

Last season’s 0-0 draw was the third time both teams finished level, but the Reds on the other hand, have secured three victories in their previous meetings.

Match: Liverpool vs Porto

Date: Tuesday, April 9

Time: 8pm (Nigerian time)

Venue: Anfield

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Italian League giants Juventus have been tipped to beat Barcelona and lift this season's UEFA Champions League title on June 1, 2019 by a supercomputer. .

The Old Lady travel to the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday to battle Ajax in the first leg of their quarter-final clash.

While the second leg is scheduled to hold next week at the Allianz Stadium as they hope to win their very first European title since 1995-96 season.

Both sides last met in the same competition in November 2017, and the Catalan club were the better side after battling for supremacy over two legs.

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