Liverpool Keen On £40m Rated English Star: A Wise Choice By Klopp?

Klopp fumes at Liverpool's Istanbul comparisons

On the goalkeeping situation, he said: "To be honest I have not made the final decision but it is not the same situation as it was".

Roberto Firmino wants to help fill the creative gap that was left in Liverpool's side by the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. If you are struggling to remember that particular number, think the first series of Big Brother, won by Liverpool-born bricklayer Craig Philips, or the election of George W. Bush.

An away goal or two in Portugal could be so valuable to the overall outcome of the game and while this may sound a little negative, a 2-1 defeat in this first match would not be the end of the world for Liverpool.

Liverpool will look forward to their first knock out tie in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in nearly a decade but manager Jurgen Klopp is keeping a close eye on the frailties of the squad, that need to be improved upon, if the Reds are to mount a real title challenge in the near future. But then again, the Estadio do Dragao can be an intimidating place and Liverpool don't actually have to win.

Speaking afterwards, the German, who joined from Mainz in May 2016, said: "In the last few games I've had more stuff to do and I've been able to make some saves, which give you more confidence".

The Reds have a good record against Porto, with two wins and two draws from the four games played between the two sides.

Yes, Liverpool's game against Southampton only had two but for the most part Liverpool games are high-scoring.

Unfortunately for Liverpool, Can will miss tonight's UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg with FC Porto.

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You can get [2.12] on under 2.5 goals if you choose to ignore all these stats that suggest goals could be on the cards.

The former Toulouse attacker scored six in six in the group stages, and after devastating Liverpool's defence, will be relishing the prospect of a return to the North West. He's 15/8 to get a goal on Wednesday night.

Mohamed Salah is the favourite to score in the game, and we are also backing him as our prediction in this game.

Vincent Aboubakar is the top scorer for Porto this season.

But it's hard to ignore Mo Salah. He's 6/4 and that's too good a price to leave alone.

Jurgen Klopp's side topped Group E, averaging nearly 4 goals a game while they did it, and will arrive in Portugal in confident mood after taking 7 points from the last 9 in domestic football.

Defender Ivan Marcano remains unavailable, while the absences of Andre Andre and Danilo Pereira weaken Porto midfield depth.

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