Liverpool face FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League tonight as they try to cement their grip on top spot in Group B.
The Reds secured a comeback victory against AC Milan at Anfield in the first round of matches in this season’s competition thanks to goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson, while the Portuguese outfit earned a valuable point in a goalless draw away at Atlético Madrid.
A double-header against Diego Simeone’s men awaits Liverpool next and will be desperate to take maximum points in Portugal in order to give themselves some breathing space ahead of those two fixtures.
Porto are currently second in the Primeira Liga, having won five and drawn two of their matches, while the Reds top the Premier League.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this Champions League fixture:
When is it?
The match will kick off at 8pm on Tuesday 28 September.
How can I watch?
The fixture will be shown live on BT Sport in the UK with coverage starting from 7pm.
What’s the team news?
Thiago Alcantara will be missing for Liverpool after Jürgen Klopp revealed the Spaniard won’t appear until after the international break due to the calf injury he suffered against Crystal Palace. Naby Keita also missed the fixture against Brentford over the weekend after picking up a knock in the Carabao Cup victory over Norwich a week ago, meaning Curtis Jones is likely to start again in midfield.
Roberto Firmino was back on the bench against the Bees after suffering an injury against Chelsea in August, but with Diogo Jota among the goals again on Saturday, the Brazilian is likely to have to settle for bench duty once again.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has not travelled to Portugal, being deemed not fit enough to feature.
Porto will be without first-choice goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín due to an injury the Argentinian suffered in a pre-season friendly against Lyon, while veteran defender Pepe suffered an injury away at Atlético Madrid in the previous round of fixtures and looks set to remain absent here. Chancel Mbemba is banned having been sent off against Atlético Madrid in the previous round of fixtures.
Porto: Costa; Corona, Cardoso, Marcano, Wendell; Uribe, Ferriera; Otávio, Vieira, Díaz; Taremi.
Liverpool: Alisson; Williams, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Jota, Mané.
Liverpool have made the Estádio do Dragão a happy hunting ground in recent years and the Reds’ goal scoring form suggests they can put Porto the sword again here. Porto 1-3 Liverpool