Liverpool are set to take on FC Porto in what will be massive game in the Champions League first knockout round on Wednesday night, 14th February 2018 at Estádio do Dragão in Porto, Portugal. Liverpool will be looking to take some advantage back to Anfield for the second leg which makes this game a huge one. Porto are a decent side who can make trouble for any big european side and they will fancy their chances against Liverpool side who can blow hot and cold on any given day.
The game will be played on Wednesday night, 14th February 2018 starting at around 20:45 CET / 19;45 uk time with BT Sports broadcasting the match live in the UK while FoxSports has live coverage in the US. Midd-East and some African country viewers can watch the match live on beIN Sports.
Team News & Possible Starting Lineups: Liverpool have been one of the highest scoring team in Champions League this season, in fact only PSG has scored more goals than Liverpool so far in the competition. FC Porto on the other hand are well placed in their domestic league just 1 point behind league leaders Benfica but with 2 games in hand and unbeaten so far in the league. Liverpool will have their work cut out to get something out of this match.
Jurgen Klopp do have some selection headech but we can safely assume he will start with Firmino, Salah and Mane in attacking roles with Wijnaldum, Henderson and Oxlaid-Chamberlain playing in midfield roles. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Wednesday night.
Match Predictions: Liverpool can outscore any team on their day but this FC Porto side have something about them who are chasing two domestic titles and possibly a decent run in the Champions League. They are unbeaten in their domestic league so far and will be hard to break down playing infront of their home crowd. However I do expect Liverpool to score at some point and I am going with a score draw in this one which will ultimately suite Liverpool going into the second leg in three weeks time at Anfield.