Liverpool to start Loris Karius over Simon Mignolet against Porto

Doug Mendoza
February 14, 2018

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has named Nathaniel Clyne in a travelling squad for the first time this season ahead of Wednesday's tie away to Porto in the Champions League.

The 24-year-old managed a clean sheet as his side went on to register a 2-0 win at St Mary's Stadium to lift themselves up to the third spot in the league table, a spot that had temporarily been occupied by Tottenham Hotspur.

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"We were quite comfortable because of playing good football through the group stage and now we are here in the last 16 it's fantastic". "Liverpool are an offensive team with very interesting players, but they also have their weaknesses", he said at the draw in Nyon last December.

The Portuguese side progressed to the knock out stage at the expense of RB Leipzig and Monaco.

The Reds were 4-1 winners in the return game thanks to Fernando Torres' brace as well as goals from Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch at Anfield.

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The Cameroonian forward missed Porto's last league game against Chaves with a muscle problem, although the club have not given further details about the injury.

In midfield, Emre Can is unavailable as he serves a one-match suspension after accumulating three yellow cards in the group stage.

Liverpool need an away goal against Porto and for that reason it might make sense to include an attacker like Woodburn on the bench rather than an extra midfielder or defender. The Reds have scored 61 goals in 27 games in the English top flight.

Roberto Firmino is the Champions League second highest scorer with six goals in six appearances. Porto have lost seven of their 10 two-legged ties against Premier League opponents.

Tomorrow night's game will be Liverpool's first knock-out game in the competition for nine long years and that statistic alone in a reminder that this is new territory for these players. It's hard to see the German coach going defensive on Wednesday night.

Porto will host Liverpool inside the Estadio Do Dragao on Wednesday in the first leg before visiting Anfield on March 6 for the reverse fixture.

The blockbuster Champions League clash between Liverpool and Porto will be aired live on Sony TV network in India.

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