Liverpool will travel to Portugal to take on FC Porto at the Estádio do Dragão on Wednesday night as part of the first leg of the Champions League knockout stages. The Merseyside outfit comes into this match in a rich vein of form after earning a comfortable 2-0 win at the St. Mary’s stadium against Southampton on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in their last three matches and the German manager would look to build on that run by securing an away result at Portugal in midweek. The Reds are currently scoring goals for fun and will hope that they can get a few away goals which might give them an edge ahead of the second leg at Anfield next month.
Meanwhile, FC Porto are also in great touch and have secured three successive victories in a row prior to this contest. They will fancy their chances against a leaky Liverpool defence that has conceded 6 goals in 6 group stage matches in the Champions League this term. The recent history of the fixture favours the visitors as the Reds have never tasted defeat against their Portuguese counterparts, winning two and drawing two of their previous four meetings with FC Porto. Klopp is expected to deploy his favoured 4-3-3 formation and might hand Simon Mignolet a rare start in goal.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face FC Porto
Simon Mignolet is expected to resume his duties in goal in place of Loris Karius and might be shielded by a backline of Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip in central defence while…