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Liverpool head to Portugal to face FC Porto in their second Champions League group stage fixture of the season. The Reds beat AC Milan last time out, while their hosts this evening held Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw, the first of no doubt several intriguing results in what will be a very tight group.

Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten in all competitions this term and are top of the Premier League, a point clear after six games - and face reigning champions Manchester City at the weekend. Before that, though, they’ll want to get the job done on the European scene and put themselves in a strong position in Group B, which means trying to take all three points at the Estadio do Dragao.

The Reds’ boss is unconcerned by his team’s defending despite conceding three to Brentford in an enthralling draw at the weekend, though noted an improvement was required on Tuesday night:

“It’s not that much of a concern because I don’t think you should make these things bigger than they are – but we have to show a reaction, that’s for sure. It’s really tricky to win a football game when you are not defending on your highest level and that’s what we didn’t do. We spoke about it and we know we cannot do it like that. I think we have sorted it but we have to show it tomorrow.”

Follow all the build-up and live action from Porto vs Liverpool in the Champions League below:

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Porto vs Liverpool

  • 8pm BST kick-off

  • Liverpool XI: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Jota, Mane

  • Porto XI: Costa; Corona, Cardoso, Marcano, Zaidu; Uribe, Sergio Oliveira, Otavio, Luis Diaz; Taremi, Martinez

  • Salah nets opener after goalkeeper spills Jones’ shot

  • Mane doubles Reds’ lead just before the break from close range

  • Salah finishes third after great Jones assist

  • Taremi pulls one back with a fine header

  • Firmino scores twice in a few minutes off the bench

Porto vs Liverpool result: Mohamed Salah nets a brace as Reds run riot in Champions League

22:25 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp’s insistence that Liverpool would not dine out on their previous two swashbuckling victories at Porto materialised with his side serving up another carving of the hosts at Estadio do Dragao.

Sergio Conceicao could be forgiven for waving the white flag at the second this fixture is announced in future, having overseen a sequence of three defeats since 2018 in which 14 goals have been conceded and just two netted.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were the familiar scorers on Tuesday night, although Diogo Costa didn’t show much resistance. He turned in an awfully poor impersonation of a goalkeeper, and the slight on Liverpool’s performance is they did not ruthlessly force the result to tell the full story of their dominance.

Mohamed Salah nets brace as Liverpool thrash Porto in Champions League

Liverpool player ratings: Mohamed Salah shines as Reds thrash Porto in Champions League

22:22 , Michael Jones

Goalscorers Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will take the headlines but Curtis Jones had a fantastic night against Porto setting up four of Liverpool’s five goals.

Here’s how the Reds rated in a dominating performance:

Liverpool ratings: Mohamed Salah shines as Reds thrash Porto in Champions League

Reaction from Jordan Henderson

22:19 , Michael Jones

It’s definitely not job done as we have four games to play. We had two good performances, applied ourselves well and got results we deserved. It’s a good start but it is far from over.

“We’ll be disappointed to concede as I thought we were dominant throughout the game. We scored some brilliant goals and played good football so we have got to be pleased as it is a difficult place to come.

“Curtis [Jones] has been fantastic. On paper he is so young but I feel like he has been around the first team for years. He has settled and matured really well. He has had to be patient but has come in and done well. He has all the attributes to be a top player.

“I can’t describe the feeling [of playing 400 times for Liverpool] I still get it every time I put the shirt on. It’s an honour and hopefully I can do it many more times in the future.”

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino fire doubles as Liverpool ease past Porto

22:15 , Michael Jones

Liverpool swept aside Porto in the Estadio do Dragao for the third-successive time as a 5-1 victory put them two points clear in their Champions League group.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have scored 14 times in their last three visits and his deadly duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have been responsible for nine of them.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino fire doubles as Liverpool ease past Porto

Porto 1 - 5 Liverpool

22:11 , Michael Jones

Liverpool have scored 3 or more goals in six consecutive matches for only the third time in the club’s history, after doing so in May 2009 and October 1892.

Porto 1 - 5 Liverpool

22:03 , Michael Jones

Liverpool remain at the top of Group B with two wins from their opening two Champions League games. They have to negotiate a tough group to get into the knockout stages but so far they’re doing it with style.

Full-time: Porto 1 - 5 Liverpool

21:53 , Michael Jones

90+3 mins: That’s it. Liverpool batter Porto at the Estadio do Dragao. Their big three were all on the scoresheet as Mo Salah netted twice and Sadio Mane scored against Porto again. Roberto Firmino came off the bench and took advantage of poor defending to pop the ball in the back of the net twice but the star performer was Curtis Jones. He played a little higher and went after the hosts setting up four of the five goals and almost scoring himself.

Porto 1 - 5 Liverpool

21:51 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play. Liverpool are cruising. They’re taking all three points.

Porto 1 - 5 Liverpool

21:47 , Michael Jones

88 mins: Andy Robertson swings a corner into the middle but Porto deal with the initial ball. It loops above a cluster of bodies in the box and after a scramble goes behind off a Liverpool shirt.

Porto 1 - 5 Liverpool

21:44 , Michael Jones

85 mins: Jones cuts in from the left wing and fires another shot at goal. He’s been after one all time but just can’t get over the line. This time his curling effort is seen early by Diogo Costa and the goalkeeper clings onto it.

GOAL! Porto 1 - 5 Liverpool (Firmino, 81’)⚽️

21:41 , Michael Jones

81 mins: It counts! Liverpool have five! Andy Robertson flicks a free kick into the box and a headed clearance drops for Curtis Jones. He sends a volleyed effort back at goal and Fabio Cardoso blocks it. The ball rebounds into Roberto Firmino, who was judged onside by VAR, and he slots it home for his second of the night.

Porto 1 - 4 Liverpool

21:40 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Do Liverpool have a fifth? Roberto Firmino has turned a deflected Curtis Jones shot into the back of the net but he may be offside. VAR is taking a look, this one is close!

GOAL! Porto 1 - 4 Liverpool (Firmino, 77’)⚽️

21:36 , Michael Jones

77 mins: No it’s not. Liverpool have been gifted at least three of their four games by shocking play from goalkeeper Diogo Costa. This time Curtis Jones plays a hopeful long ball up to Roberto Firmino who has Fabio Cardoso to deal with. For some inexplicable reason Diogo Costa comes flying out of his box to try and get to the ball. He’s nowhere near it as Firmino wins the ball. He sees the goalkeeper off the line and knocks it past him. Costa sprints back and dives to try and sweep it away but the ball crosses the goalline and Firmino has a goal!

GOAL! Porto 1 - 3 Liverpool (Taremi, 75’)⚽️

21:32 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Porto have one back! Gomez fails to properly deal with a cross from Corona and his header comes to Fabio Vieira. He twists and weaves his way into space before curling a nice cross into box. Taremi squeezes his way in front of Gomez and throws himself at the ball. He gets a strong head to the cross and leaves Alisson no chance to stop it. Is the comeback on?

Porto 0 - 3 Liverpool

21:31 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is given a 20 minute or so run out as he replaces Jordan Henderson. It’s been a good showing from the Liverpool captain on his 400th appearance.

Porto 0 - 3 Liverpool

21:30 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Joe Gomez has taken up Milner’s space at right-back and looks to get forward. Van Dijk plays a long ball out to Diogo Jota who’s drifted wide. He tries to chest it down to Gomez but the defender overruns the ball and it goes out of play.

Porto 0 - 3 Liverpool

21:25 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Jurgen Klopp goes to the bench and makes a bunch of changes. Joe Gomez, Takumi Minamino and Roberto Firmino all come on with James Milner, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane all off ahead of a big Premier League match against Manchester City at the weekend.

Porto 0 -3 Liverpool

21:21 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Save! Alisson is finally called into action for Liverpool. Luis Diaz drives past Milner on the Liverpool right before cutting a pass into the box. Substitute Vitinha hits it on the half-volley and forces Alisson into a sharp low save to his left.

GOAL! Porto 0 - 3 Liverpool (Salah, 60’)⚽️

21:17 , Michael Jones

60 mins: It’s three! Curtis Jones wins the ball in his own half and thunders up the pitch. He has options ahead of him as Sadio Mane makes a run into the left side of the box. Jones cuts inside and slots a nice pass into Mo Salah instead. He’s free on the right side to set himself before guiding his shot underneath the goalkeeper and putting Liverpool out of sight.

Porto 0 - 2 Liverpool

21:16 , Michael Jones

57 mins: A double change for Porto as Wendell and Vitinha both come on. Matheus Uribe and Zaidu are the two players replaced.

Liverpool’s pressure off the ball is fantastic, they’re on top of Porto in a flash and seemingly win back possession with ease.

Porto 0 - 2 Liverpool

21:13 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Chance! A long ball from Van Dijk is won by Sadio Mane up against Ivan Marcano. He holds off the defender and leaves the ball for Diogo Jota who smokes one from the front of the box and forces Diogo Costa into another decent save.

Porto 0 - 2 Liverpool

21:09 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Chance! Liverpool work the ball quickly up to Mane who holds it up on the edge of the box before playing Robertson in on the overlap. He takes the ball into the box and blasts one at goal but Diogo Costa makes a sharp save to keep it out.

Porto 0 - 2 Liverpool

21:08 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Luis Diaz carries the ball down the left wing for Porto and Fabinho attempts to stop his run. He slides across the winger but pulls out of the tackle at the last moment. Luis Diaz knocks the ball past Fabinho and then falls over looking for a free kick but referee Sergei Karasev sees that the contact is minimal and lets play go on.

Porto 0 - 2 Liverpool

21:04 , Michael Jones

Second half: Porto get the second half underway. Former Liverpool man Marko Grujic has come on for the hosts replacing Toni Martinez. An aerial ball comes up the pitch. Virgil van Dijk deals with it but hits Fabip Cardoso in the face with his trailing arm as he jumps to win the header.

Mane on fire

20:58 , Michael Jones

Sadio Mané has scored five goals against Porto in the Champions League, the most by a Liverpool player against a single opponent in the competition.

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Records for Salah

20:55 , Michael Jones

Mo Salah has two goals in two games in this season’s Champions League and becomes only the third African player to score 30 or more goals in Europe’s top competition.

Half-time: Porto 0 - 2 Liverpool

20:50 , Michael Jones

45+1 mins: A completely dominant 45 minutes for Liverpool. They’ve controlled possession, limited Porto’s chances on goal and scored twice to put them in charge of this game.

Sadio Mane has his fifth goal in three visits to Porto and Mo Salah is once again on the scoresheet.

GOAL! Porto 0 - 2 Liverpool (Mane, 45’)⚽️

20:45 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Another tap-in, Sadio Mane scores against Porto again! Liverpool press high up the pitch and work the ball over to the right side with a nice aerial pass from Fabinho. He finds Milner who runs past Salah and swings a teasing ball into the six-yard area. Diogo Costa thinks about claiming the ball but lets it go by and Mane arrives at the far post to tap it home!

Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:43 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Beautiful link-up play between Robertson and Jones allows the left-back to run the ball to the left side of the Porto penalty area. He pulls it back Sadio Mane who is cynically hacked down by Toni Martinez just outside the box.

The free kick is rolled to Henderson who bends his effort towards the far corner but Diogo Costa leaps across and parries the ball wide of goal! Great effort from the Liverpool captain.

Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:40 , Michael Jones

39 mins: Much better from Porto. A poor clearance from Milner comes to Matheus Uribe in Liverpool’s half. He passes it up to Taremi who works the ball out to Jesus Corona bombing forward on the right. His cross is whipped deep into the box and falls to Luis Diaz. He checks to the right and tries to curl a low shot into the far bottom corner but Alisson is coolly across to keep it out.

Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:37 , Michael Jones

36 mins: Liverpool are playing well. They’ve offered Porto absolutely nothing in front of goal and are picking their moments to attack. Diogo Jota picks up a pass just inside the box and turns but the ball runs away from him. He tries to toe a pass through for Mane but is closed down by Fabio Cardoso who boots it clear.

Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:34 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Curtis Jones is in the mood. He positions himself in the middle of the Porto final third and receives a pass from the right wing. Jones works the ball further across the front edge of the box before cutting back on himself and hitting one with his right-foot. It’s a decent effort but comes straight at Diogo Costa.

Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:31 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Liverpool win a corner and knock it short to Jones. He passes it inside to Henderson who attempts a chipped pass over the top. It’s a decent idea but Henderson doesn’t get the runners and the ball bounces out of play.

Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:29 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Salah’s got a big grin on his face as he tussles with Luis Diaz on the Liverpool right side. He holds off the Porto man but loses the ball when back up arrives. He seems to be enjoying the challenge out there.

Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:26 , Michael Jones

24 mins: A Liverpool free kick is dealt with by Porto and they fly forward on the break. Substitute Fabio Vieira drives the ball forward before sending it out to Mehdi Taremi. He attempts to pick out Luis Diaz with a cross to the left side of the box but Fabinho is back and wins a defensive header for Liverpool.

Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool

20:23 , Michael Jones

21 mins: That goal is Mo Salah’s second already in the Champions League this season after he also scored against AC Milan in the last fixture.

Liverpool have settled down since going in front. They’re controlling more possession and seem content to build slowly. Porto are finding it tough to win back.

GOAL! Porto 0 - 1 Liverpool (Salah, 18’)⚽️

20:18 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Liverpool have the lead! Lovely stuff from Curtis Jones who takes possession of the ball on the left wing and drives towards the penalty area. He takes on two Porto defenders, shifts to the right and belts one at goal. Diogo Costa dives across to the left to parry the ball away but the rebound hits Zaidu and drops for Salah who has an easy tap-in from inside the six-yard box. A perfect poachers goal.

Porto 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:15 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Porto lost Pepe in the warm-up and now they’ve lost Otavio to a hamstring injury. 21-year-old Fabio Vieira has come on to replace him.

Porto 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:14 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Almost. Milner and Fabinho link up to clear their own lines and the ball squirts out to Mane. He flicks it out to Robertson who’s free on the counter-attack again for Liverpool. He sprints foward and almost slots in Salah with a pass from the outside of his right foot. Salah drives into the box but is inches away from getting to the ball.

Porto 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:08 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Luis Diaz goes on a decent run down Porto’s left. He cuts inside looking for an opening but doesn’t find one. He passes the ball to Toni Martinez but quickly gets it back. A shimmy to the right allows him half a yard and he shoots from the edge of the box. The shot takes a big deflection which slows it right down and Alisson smothers it without too much trouble.

Porto 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:06 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Curtis Jones wins the ball just outside his own penalty area and plays it out to Andy Robertson who bombs down the left hand side for the Reds. Mo Salah and Diogo Jota fly up the pitch with him and the Liverpool left-back whips a cross in towards Salah. Salah is put under pressure by Zaidu and the defender gets to the ball first and heads it clear.

Porto 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:03 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Sadio Mane loses the ball in midfield but Virgil van Dijk steps up to quickly close down the counter-attack. He gives the ball to Joel Matip who fires a fine diagonal ball out to Mane on the left wing. Mane fails to bring the ball under control and it goes out of play.

Porto 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:00 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Both teams take the knee ahead of kick off and get applauded by the watching fans. Liverpool kick off the game and send the ball out to the left wing winning an early throw in.

Porto vs Liverpool

19:58 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams. The teams head oout onto the pitch. Liverpool are wearing black armbands in memory of record goalscorer Roger Hunt who has passed away. The Reds will want to put in a good performance for him tonight.

Pepe injured himself during the warm-ups so Porto have been forced into a late change. Fabio Cardoso replaces him in the starting XI.

Liverpool also unbeaten

19:54 , Michael Jones

Liverpool are also in great form this season. They’re unbeaten in eight games so far across all competitions with six wins and two draws. They’ve scored three goals in each of their last five games and have a brilliant scoring record against Porto.

Last time they visited the Estadio do Dragao the Reds came away with a 4-1 win. Can they match that this evening?

Porto in great form

19:49 , Michael Jones

Porto are currently on an 18-game unbeaten run since losing to Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season. They have won each of their last seven home matches in all competitions scoring 23 goals and conceding just three.

Porto have never beaten Liverpool in eight of the previous meetings between the sides. Could they break that duck tonight?

Jota returns to Porto

19:43 , Michael Jones

Liverpool striker Diogo Jota returns to the Estadio do Dragao to face his former club tonight.

The forward spent one season with Porto back in 2016/17 and scored nine goals in 38 games while on loan from Atlético Madrid. That means the 24-year-old will face two of his former clubs in the group stage.

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Porto vs Liverpool

19:39 , Michael Jones

This will be the fifth time Liverpool have faced Porto in the Champions League under Jürgen Klopp.

The Reds have won more games (three), scored more goals (11) and kept more clean sheets (three) against Porto than any other opponent in the competition under Klopp.

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Klopp on Alexander-Arnold’s injury

19:36 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp spoke before kick off and gave an update on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s groin injury saying:

Unfortunately shortly after training he went in early and we did a further assessment.

“He is out for today for sure and it does not look great for the Manchester City game as well. He thought it was tight but it is a little bit more than that.

“It’s always a question of fresh legs or rhythm we decided this time for rhythm. Normally you have to rotate but in this situation we don’t have to the boys can go again.”

400 up for Henderson

19:32 , Michael Jones

Jordan Henderson makes his 400th appearance for Liverpool tonight and it is also his 60th appearance in Europe. Henderson scored the winner for the Reds in matchday one and it would be the perfect way to celebrate this achievement if he can find the back of the net again this evening.

Porto yet to concede at home

19:26 , Michael Jones

Porto are yet to concede a goal at home this season and one of the main reasons for that consistency lies with Diogo Costa.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper seized his opportunity following Marchesín’s injury andhas impressed with clean sheets at home as well as against Atletico Madrid in matchday one.

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Roger Hunt: Liverpool legend and England World Cup winner dies aged 83

19:20 , Michael Jones

It’s been a sad day for Liverpool FC and sports fans across the country as 1966 World Cup winner and Liverpool’s record league goalscorer Roger Hunt passed away.

The club said in a statement posted on their official Twitter account: “We are mourning the passing of legendary former player Roger Hunt.

“The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Roger‘s family and friends at this sad and difficult time. Rest in peace, Sir Roger Hunt 1938-2021.”

Liverpool legend and World Cup winner Roger Hunt has died

Liverpool and Barcelona primed for a taste of Portugal’s talent factory in Champions League

19:14 , Michael Jones

An associate of Jorge Mendes revealed that when England’s powerhouses or Spain’s big two would travel to Portugal for European commitments, the agent would joke, “here comes the bank”.

It wasn’t one of those “funny like a clown” lines, more befitting the “it’s funny ’cause it’s true” file. Eleven of the 25 most expensive exports from the Primeira Liga were directly transferred to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City.

That detail only scratches the surface of investment La Liga’s giants and the Premier League’s top six pour into the country’s football, with one talent spotter that surveys the region for City saying it feels “like there are more scouts than players in Portugal”.

Liverpool and Barcelona set for taste of Portugal’s talent factory

Klopp on Porto

19:10 , Michael Jones

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is not taking his previous wins against Porto for granted and expects a difficult match for his team tonight. Under Klopp Liverpool beat Porto 6-1 over two legs in the 2018/19 Champions League but Klopp believes Porto have changed. He said:

“Porto always change a little bit because they obviously have players going out and players coming in. Still the same manager. It’s not an advantage at all that we won the last two games there, absolutely not, because you only have to think of yourself in the position of the opponent – the first thing you want to do is make sure similar things will not happen again.

“So that makes the job not easier for us. But it’s not about that, we are not like that, we don’t think about the last two games we played there, we think about this game.”

Conceicao not looking to past results

19:02 , Michael Jones

Porto’s manager Sergio Conceição is well aware of Porto’s negative record against Liverpool which include two heavy home defeats under his command.

However, Conceicao is not keen to look at the past saying: “Only three players of our current squad faced Liverpool in 2019. It will be a different game and the outcome depends on our strategy and the way we are able to apply it.”

Porto vs Liverpool

18:54 , Michael Jones

Porto have never beaten Liverpool in competitive football. They sides have met six times with Liverpool winning four and the other two matches ending in draws.

The most recent matches have belonged to the Reds who thumped the Portuguese side 6-1 on aggregate in the 2018/19 Champions League quarter-finals.

Porto are no pushovers though. They drew 0-0 against La Liga champions Atletico Madrid in their first Champions League group game this season and reached the quarter-finals last season where they were knocked out by eventual winners Chelsea.

Porto vs Liverpool - Team news

18:46 , Michael Jones

Porto XI: Diogo Costa, Pepe, Marcano, Luis Diaz, Uribe, Taremi, Zaidu, Corona, Otavio, Sergio Oliveira, Toni Martinez

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Jota, Mane

Jurgen Klopp makes one change to the Liverpool team that drew 3-3 with Brentford at the weekend. Trent Alexander-Arnold has a sore groin and sits out the game with James Milner taking his place at right-back.

Porto vs Liverpool - Recent results

18:41 , Michael Jones

Liverpool have scored three goals in each of their last five matches across all competitions. They’ve won four of those five games with the fifth ending in a 3-3 draw against Brentford in the Premier League last time out.

On matchday one of their Champions League campaign the Reds faced off against AC Milan. A Fikayo Tomori own-goal gave them the lead at Anfield before two shock goals from Milan put the visitors in charge at the break. Mo Salah found the target just after half-time before Jordan Henderson blasted home a 69th minute winner.

Are we in for something similar tonight?

Porto vs Liverpool

18:34 , Michael Jones

Thiago Alcantara and Harvey Elliott are both sidelined with long-term injuries for Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp reported no new injury concerns and said he will be taking a full squad to Porto.

Jordan Henderson is in contention to make his 400th appearance for the club and would become only the 27th player to achieve that feat.

Porto vs Liverpool

18:30 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp’s men travel to the Estadio do Dragao to face Porto this evening. Victory will give them a perfect start to their Champions League campaign and keep them at the top of Group B.

Official team news is expected shortly.

Porto vs Liverpool: Live Champions League action

15:25 , Karl Matchett

Evening all and welcome to the Independent’s live coverage of FC Porto against Liverpool in the Champions League.

The Group B encounter sees both teams happy the starts they have made so far in Europe; the Reds saw off AC Milan while Porto held Atletico Madrid on the road to a 0-0 draw. While they exited early last year amid a host of injury issues, Liverpool are among the front-runners for many to succeed on the continental stage this term and their unbeaten start to the campaign domestically certainly attests to that.

Porto have made a similarly decent start, second in the Primeira Liga after seven games without defeat, and they’ll be optimistic of keeping that positive run going here after keeping out Diego Simeone’s men two weeks ago. However, the Reds have a great recent record against Porto - they knocked out their hosts tonight in the last 16 back in 17/18, en route to being runners-up, and then again in the quarter-finals a year later, going on to win the Champions League. By contrast, Porto have never beaten the Reds.

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