Liverpool vs Porto LIVE: Champions League team news, line-ups and more tonight

Thiago on Liverpool challenge and self-improvement under Klopp

The pressure is released for Liverpool tonight as they welcome FC Porto to the Champions League, but everything remains to be played when it comes to the visitors. The Reds have won each of their first four group stage games to seal first place and advance to the final 16, while the Portuguese sit second with two games left – just one point ahead of Atletico Madrid .

While some fans might like to see the Reds turn to some extent and preserve the top-choice stars who will have an inevitably busy run in the December matches, Jurgen Klopp’s chances of doing so are hampered by injuries in course, especially in midfield. They come into this game full of confidence and appearance after a landslide victory over Arsenal this weekend, with the Reds having lost just one game in all competitions this quarter.

Porto aren’t much worse than that, in fact, with just two losses to themselves in 2021/22 – but one of them came against the Reds two months ago, when Roberto’s trident Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each found the net in a 5-1 beating. Follow all team news and matches as host of Liverpool Porto below:

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Indeed, Morton made his Premier League debut on Saturday in the final stages of Liverpool’s resounding 4-0 victory over Arsenal.

And his rapid rise to the first-team could continue tonight if he is offered a first Champions League appearance against Porto.

“I don’t know what will happen tomorrow night, but Tyler Morton’s progress has been pretty impressive,” Klopp said this week.

“Tyler had the whole preseason with us, you could see his technical skills but how well educated and well behaved the youngsters are.

“He wasn’t too confident, let me put it that way, he tried to adjust a bit to what the first team was doing.

“It was good, not spectacular, but hey, then we had the game against Norwich where he came in the second half and played a great game, to be honest, that made all the difference.

“You could see the next day how the confidence level had exploded overnight and I saw it for the first time. He is well placed at the moment. Pretty sure he would give the same answer! Now let’s work from here. “

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Jamie braidwood24 November 2021 18:30

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Liverpool vs Porto: the lineups planned

Could it be a possible Liverpool team for the visit to Porto tonight? Neco Williams, Ibrahim Konate, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino could be among those who would benefit if Jurgen Klopp turns his squad around, while academy hopefuls Conor Bradley and Tyler Morton could see a few minutes off the bench.

Liverpool: Kelleher; Williams, Konaté, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson; Salah, Origi, Minamino.

Postage: Marchesin; Corona, Pepe, Mbemba, Sanusi; Otavio, Uribe, Oliveira, Diaz; Taremi, Evanilson.

Jamie braidwoodNovember 24, 2021 6:26 PM

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Ahead of the game at Anfield, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was asked about the possibility of turning his squad as the Reds are not only already qualified for the last 16, but are assured of the top spot. of the group. He admitted he would protect players who need it, but ruled out fielding an all-round save and youth squad and noted that the risk of fitness and injury on the squad would play a role in his take decision-making.

“We always respect the competition but first we have to think about ourselves, our schedule and the situation of our players,” he said.

“At this time of the season, the medical department has a big hand in the rosters.

“It’s really easy to sit there, all of you judging us, and say ‘leave it out, leave it out, leave it out.’ If we leave them all out and play with a team that is not a Champions League team – we don’t have enough players for that, by the way – then nobody can get hurt. “

Karl MatchettNovember 24, 2021 2:54 PM

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Latest from Liverpool vs Porto

Liverpool hammered Porto 5-1 on their own ground at the Estadio do Dragao at the end of September, a result which was the first loss of the campaign for Sergio Conceicao and his side. It was a humiliating result and many mistakes were made at home as the Reds went wild – but ahead of the return leg at Anfield, the Portuguese team manager believes they have now overcome those defensive shortcomings.

“It was this game a while ago. We corrected our mistakes and we worked on it,” he said.

“There were some issues in the positions but we analyzed it in depth and focused on the game, it will be a different game. The game is what we make of it. We cannot control our strategy. opponents but it won’t be much different from what they have shown in recent weeks.

“We have our own weapons, our ambitions and we will not only go for one more game but a game that will be decisive, crucial.”

Karl MatchettNovember 24, 2021 2:52 PM

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