UEFA Champions League – Porto-Liverpool – Porto v Liverpool: line-ups, Fantasy tips, form guide
Reporter’s view: With Porto experiencing a rollercoaster Group G campaign and Liverpool finishing their section on a free-scoring high, the meeting of these two multiple European Cup winners promises something spectacular. Sérgio Conceição’s side will look to provide the spark that sets the Estádio do Dragão rocking, but the visitors bring their own brand of heavy metal football.
Porto: José Sá; Maxi Pereira, Marcano, Reyes, Alex Telles; Ricardo, Sérgio Oliveira, Herrera, Brahimi; Marega, Soares
Out: Felipe (suspended), Danilo (calf)
Doubtful: Aboubakar (muscular)
Misses next match if booked: André André, Danilo
- Added to squad since group stage: Yordan Osório, Gonçalo Paciência, Majeed Waris
Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Out: Can (suspended), Clyne (back)
Doubtful: Gomez (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Moreno
- Added to squad since group stage: Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Ings, Virgil van Dijk
Fantasy Football top point scorers
Porto: Vincent Aboubakar, forward (36 points, €6.8m)
Liverpool: Roberto Firmino, forward (44 points, €9.2m)
Where to watch
Chaves 0-4 Porto
Southampton 0-2 Liverpool
*All competitions, most recent first
Sérgio Conceição, Porto coach
We know we’re up against a great team but I see week in week out that Porto are also at a top level. Two teams steeped in history, both confident that they can get through. Liverpool have the second-best attack in the Premier League, they are also consistent. But of course they have weaknesses, like all teams, and we will try to exploit them. We have a strategy, and we will try to stay true to our identity.
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager
I respect Porto a lot. They are a mixture of football and fight, experience and youth, well organised and fluent. I like it. But to be honest, they’ve not played 20 times against a team like us. We are not too bad and we know that as well. We want to show it and use it, and we will see on Wednesday night and in three weeks. I know it’s a close race, no problem with that.