FORECAST: Porto – Liverpool
Porto – Liverpool, Matches of the Champions League quarter-finals, Etadio do Dragao Stadium, 22:00
Jurgen Klopp warned his players that visiting Porto would not be a protocol. Liverpool won the first match of 2-0, and last season he beat the Portuguese with a 5: 0 and at their stadium.
“We won 2-0. But we have to ask our simplest question: will we give everything to us for the rematch. We are aware that nothing is decided and we can not underestimate the game. Especially against an opponent like Porto. We come to Portugal to win, this is our plan. It will not be easy, we know it, but we will do our best to achieve our goal, “said Clap.
Porto has dropped out of the tournament in six previous occasions when losing the first match with 2 or more goals. Team coach Sérgio Conceição was in the team who won the trophy in 2004 and now wants to achieve a tremendous success as a coach.
“Liverpool is a great team, perhaps one of the best in the world at the moment. We need to bring back two goals, against a team that defends very well and has a deadly counterattack. So our assault will be extremely important for the outcome of the game. We have a plan, but it all depends on the players. I have some questions about the composition, but all the boys are extremely motivated and ready for a historic turn, “Conceição said.
Peppe and Hector Erera, who missed an Anfield match for penalties, are coming back to their hosts. For the same reason tonight for Liverpool will not play Andy Robertson.
Klopp will not be able to rely on Dejan Lovren, which means that Joel Matip will act in the center of the defense to Virgil van Dijk.