[Teams] Porto vs Liverpool: Confirmed line-ups for Champions League clash
Liverpool will be looking to protect their 2-0 lead when they take on Porto in the second leg of their Champions League tie. Here are the line-ups:
Liverpool will be looking to protect their 2-0 lead when they take on Porto in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie this evening.
Jurgen Klopp has recalled Divock Origi to lead the line up front with Roberto Firmino dropping to the bench. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane keep their places in the Liverpool attack meaning Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri must make-do with places among the substitutes.
Trent Alexander-Arnold keeps his place at right-back while Andrew Robertson starts at left-back and Joel Matip is alongside Virgil van Dijk in the middle of the back four. Joe Gomez is named on the bench with Dejan Lovren missing out on a place in the squad.
Fabinho starts in the holding role for Liverpool while James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum also line-up in the midfield trio so Jordan Henderson has to settle for a substitutes role this evening. Naby Keita is also named on the bench for the Reds.
As for Porto, they welcome Pepe back from suspension after he missed the first leg defeat at Anfield last week while Alex Telles is also recalled after returning to full fitness following injury.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Casillas, Militao, Felipe, Pepe, Alex Telles, Corona, Danilo, Herrera, Brahimi, Otavio, Marega
Subs: Vana, Maxi, Bruno Costa, Oliver, Andre Pereira, Soares, Fernando Andrade
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Origi
Subs: Mignolet, Keita, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Sturridge, Shaqiri