Liverpool vs FC Porto LIVE: Champions League 2019 commentary stream, TV channel, line-ups, score prediction
Liverpool's Champions League run continues with a favourable tie against FC Porto in the quarter-finals.Jurgen Klopp's side knocked out Bayern Munich in the round of 16, and their reward is a tie against Portuguese giants Porto - the team they beat 5-0 en route to last season's final.While Liverpool's thumping win in Porto last year will fill them with confidence, Sergio Conceicao's Dragons knocked AS Roma out in the last round and have tightened up in defence.A semi-final against either Manchester United or Barcelona awaits the victors, and Liverpool will be hoping to go one better than last season's final disappointment against Real Madrid as they bid for a famous Champions League and Premier League trophy double.Follow Liverpool vs FC Porto LIVE with David Lynch at Anfield!Porto are looking to reach the last four of the competition for the first time since 2003-04, when they lifted the title under Jose Mourinho.But they're going to have do it without two of their most experienced players, captain Hector Herrera and former Real Madrid defender Pepe.The pair are suspended after picking up bookings in the 3-1 win over Roma in the last-16 second leg, while left-back Alex Telles could miss the game with a hip problem.The Portuguese side will need to keep their discipline tonight with key Brazilian trio Eder Militao, Otavio and Danilo all one booking away from missing the return fixture.Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson serves a one-match suspension tonight. Midfielder James Milner is expected to deputise as although Alberto Moreno is manager Jurgen Klopp's other option the Spaniard has not featured since early January.The Reds are confident Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum will shake off minor knocks in time to face the Portuguese giants.The pair were among a number of players with problems following Friday's 3-1 win at Southampton that left the title-chasing Merseyside club top of the standings with five matches remaining."We had little problems after the game... Wijnaldum a little back problem... I think even Virg from a fall on the ground. But they all should be OK, hopefully," Klopp told reporters.Fifth-place Liverpool hosts eighth-place Liverpool on Saturday in UEFA Champions League Quarter Final action, with the Red Devils looking to potentially get back into the top four. With manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having just signed on fully with a three-year deal, United hopes to celebrate the signing with three points and continue to push Arsenal for that final Champions League spot. United enters the weekend two points back of the fourth-place spot but with plenty of time to leap the Gunners. Liverpool: The Red Devils have so much momentum at the moment, mainly due to advancing from the Champions League round of 16 against PSG. Despite losing to Arsenal 2-0 in their last UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match, they are still full of confidence and are creating plenty of chances in the final third. But this is the start of what's going to be a wild couple of weeks. They will play four UEFA Champions League Quarter Final games in the next few weeks while also having to take on Barcelona twice in the UCL quarters.
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