Liverpool vs Porto
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Liverpool have the rare chance to control the minutes of its players now that they have qualified for the knockout round of the league. However, the Reds will still want to win it in front of their supporters, and tomorrow’s opponents have everything to play for, so anticipate fireworks.
Porto are in second place in Group A, one point ahead of Atlético Madrid, whom they will meet in the last match of the group stage, and will be hoping to gain ground on them by winning at Anfield.
The drages have won four straight games since being thrashed 5-1 by the Reds in their own backyard in September, moving them to the top of a historically tight Primeira Liga standings, and they hammered Feirense 5-1 over the weekend to progress to the fifth round of the Portuguese cup.
Sérgio Conceicao has a complete squad to select from, and the dragons will be ready to attack if Liverpool show any signs of weakness or apathy tomorrow night.
Liverpool vs Porto Head to head :
- Liverpool have been the dominant force in the history of this matchup.
- The Reds won six and drew three of the last nine head to head encounters with Porto.
- Liverpool bagged nine goals in the last two wins over Porto.
- Liverpool scored four or more goals in four of the last six outings against Porto.
Liverpool vs Porto Predictions :
Atlético Madrid will most likely dominate on the ball and be rewarded with solid opportunities, in our opinion.
AC Milan, on the other hand, may have a tough time finding the back of the goal – but we do perceive them as dangerous at times.
As a result, we expect Atlético Madrid to triumph 3-1 after everything is said and done.
Atletico Madrid vs AC Milan Team News :
Curtis Jones, Roberto Firmino, and Harvey Elliott are all out for the season, while Jota will need to be checked after colliding with Aaron Ramsdale at the weekend and suffering a knee injury.
Andy Robertson is expected to make his comeback after missing out against Arsenal, and there is cautious hope that James Milner and Naby Keita will also return, although Joe Gomez is unlikely to play.
If Divock Origi can overcome his sickness, he might lead the line, while Neco Williams, Ibrahima Konate, and Minamino all have a good chance of starting.
Tyler Morton is expected to start in this unimportant matchup, but Thiago Alcantara was present at Klopp’s pre-game news conference on Tuesday, indicating that he will start right away.
Meanwhile, Porto has a completely healthy team for this crucial match, and Conceicao had the luxury of resting some of his most valuable assets over the weekend.
Pepe will take over at the back in place of Fabio Cardoso, while Diaz, who has been linked with a transfer to Liverpool, will also return to the first team.
Marko Grujic, a former Liverpool player, might return to Anfield in the Porto midfield, but he’ll have to compete with Sergio Oliveira for a berth alongside Mateus Uribe.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Williams, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Origi, Minamino
Porto possible starting lineup:
Marchesin; Corona, Pepe, Mbemba, Sanusi; Otavio, Uribe, Oliveira, Diaz; Taremi, Evanilson