18 min: Liverpool can not finish the last third. Salah chops open space, but is just coming back. Militao relieves pressure by beating wildly from the top of 30 meters. Full score for ambition, if not different.
17 min: Marega wins a physical battle against van Dijk, who somehow gets in the way. This will allow Porto to gain a corner in front of Matip. The set-set causes Marega Pepe to shoot off 20 meters with one shot. It is blocked for another corner on the left.
15 min: Liverpool is currently living dangerously. Brahimi sends another cross from the left. The ball falls to the penalty spot to Marega. He sends for the first time a volley shot, just below the lower left screaming.
14 min: Corona has a toast on the left side. He reaches the sideline and puts a cross in the middle. Van Dijk should clear his head, but misses the ball so that Marega can improvise a header in a short time. It flashes far right.
13 min: A little space for Salah on the right. He looks like he's going to push the ball in, certainly with the aim of kicking a ball to the top left, as he did against Chelsea last weekend. But he feels like hell and Porto can clear her lines. A real goal for the first goal wins this game.
11 min. The standard situation makes Liverpool even sadder. Marega can not get enough money for a header from a distance of eight meters, and he pulls it to the left for a kick. But Pepe was not far from connecting with the accidental kick on the far post. Liverpool is holding on a bit.
10 min: Corona makes the left down and hits a cross into Liverpool's box. Herrera, who comes in from the deep, snakes his neck back to throw a header home. Robertson is doing very well to get out and hit the ball for a corner.
8 min: Brahimi runs towards Liverpool's box and denies the field from the right. He has a blow from a distance, but the shot goes far to the left. This is all Porto in the early stages.
6 min. Another big Milner attack, this time on Corona, this time illegal. A free kick for Porto in the middle of the park. The set piece is hooked into the blender, and Marega turns on the penalty spot and sends a deep shot to the bottom left. Alisson covered it, but the flag went offside anyway. But Porto worries Liverpool a lot.
5 min: Liverpool was somewhat passive in these early exchanges. Milner pushes himself into Marega – a legal crisis, even if the player and his fans do not like it – he sends a signal to his teammates so they can play fast.
4 min: This is a pretty hectic start. Marega, who missed a couple of big chances at Anfield last week, is back four in Liverpool. He has not really given himself much room for a shot, and the ball finally snakes through to Alisson.
2 min: Alisson shocks a kick upfield and is very happy to see the ball coming to Origi on the left. Liverpool's surprise selection tries to get past Militao and actually passes him, but he gets punished for pulling his opponent's shoulder.
33 sec: Corona offers Porto a sensational start! He slips in from the right, rolls past Robertson and van Dijk and bends powerfully over Alisson towards the upper left corner. It flies centimeters across the bar. If the target had been, Alisson was beaten! But Liverpool survives an early fear.
And we set off The hosts begin to start the party when noise rebounding all four walls of the Estadio do Dragao. A reminder that Liverpool are leading 2-0, although this is far from the case, as the following statistic shows: Porto is the only club that still has a 100% home record. Let's go!
The teams are out! Porto wears blue and white shirts, Liverpool wears red. A wild atmosphere in the dragon's den. The hosts did not warm up much, at least not in the square, where the rain continues. Liverpool will then be more used to the conditions, if not otherwise. We'll be off shortly, so you'll undoubtedly feel a prickle before the match, maybe even a clink of the old nerves. "As a Liverpool fan, there are three reasons why you need to be scared tonight," Aidan O & Keefe begins on exactly this topic. "1: The rain. 2: VAR. 3: The fact that everyone considers this a closed deal. Far from it; 2-0 flattered the "pool in the last week big .I have a bad feeling about it. Porto v Ajax could only be the big cup final in 2019."
A serious Jurgen Klopp speaks. "There is no problem with Firmino, I just respect the fantastic shape that Divock Origi has been doing for weeks and months, bringing fresh legs." That's all, in midfield we do the same thing because we're one We expect a highly competitive Porto team, so we need to be prepared for that, of course Bobby is ready, it's not a break, it's bringing Div at his pace, we have to play a normal game, we're not long enough in the shop to come here to control or steer the result If we are in the best shape, it can be really uncomfortable for Porto, so let's win here We do not want to admit we want to score, w I want to create. Of course, it will be different in their stadium with their crowd, and we have to make sure that it has no influence.
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Porto makes three changes to the crew, which was sent out last week in Anfield. Yacine Brahimi, Pepe and Captain Hector Herrera return to the XI while Maxi Pereira, Oliver Torres and Francisco Soares sit on the bench.
Liverpool makes four changes to last week's grid. Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino fall on the bench while Dejan Lovren is ill. Georginio Wijnaldum, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip and Divock Origi take their place.
Porto: Casillas, Eder Militao, Pepe, Felipe, Alex Telles, Otavio, Danilo Pereira, Herrera, Corona , Marega, Brahimi.
Subjects: Vana, Maxi Pereira, Costa, Torres, Andre Pereira, Tiquinho Soares, Fernando.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Milner, Salah, Origi, Mane.
Subs: Mignolet, Keita, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Sturridge, Shaqiri.
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands).
Porto has never defeated Liverpool. The two clubs met in 2001 for the first time in the quarterfinals of the old Uefa Cup. After a goalless draw at Porto, Gerard Houllier's team won 2-0 at Anfield thanks to Michael Owen and Danny Murphy, and won the trophy. In the group stage of the 2007/08 Champions League, the teams moved again in Portugal, and Liverpool won again at home, Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch in the gates. And then there was the last 16 round of the last sixteen: Sadio Mane, the hat-trick hero of a 5-0 win at Estádio do Dragão, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who are also included in the scoresheet.
Porto has to quicksmart this sequence if they want to reach a semi-final against Barcelona. After the first leg at Anfield, Naby Keita and Firmino, who do the damage this time, that's 2: 0. Liverpool has his opponents exactly where they want them to be: Porto has to attack and be safe at the bar, at which the opponents sign, let injure.
But there is hope for the home side – and a threat to the Englishman Reds Porto had its chances in Anfield; Another day, Moussa Marega could have easily won a couple of away goals and it would look very different at the moment. They have also won all four of their home matches in the Champions League this season … while Liverpool lost three out of four defeats. The team of Jürgen Klopp has also lost five of the last ten games in Europe, all these defeats came from home.
Liverpool can not afford to take everything for granted. An away goal would calm nerves so Porto had to score four points. Can the Reds seal the deal and build a semi-final with Barcelona? Or will the Portuguese champion reach the last four for the first time since the days of Jose Mourinho? We will find out soon. It's going on!
Kick Off: 8:00 pm (both local and BST).