ANOTHER PRIORITY. Liverpool are the exception in the eight of the clubs that remained on the battlefield in the Champions League. For 7 teams, winning the Champions League is the number one goal – however for The Reds the most important is the championship of England. Of course, the players of Jurgen Klopp also dream of winning the Champions League, but they are aware that their fans first of all desire to reach after the 29 years for the triumph in the English league. The draw was favored by The Reds and it is worth taking advantage of the smile of a fortune. Porto goes to Anfield with the hope of getting a result there that will leave the issue open.
- Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp regularly bets on the magic trio in attack (Firmino-Mane-Salah), and the tried and tested quartet in defense. This time, however, he must make a defensive move, as the left-wing defense will be aborted by Andy Robertson. Probably in his place James Milner will play there. The biggest unknown is the combination of the second line. After what we saw with the Friday game against Southampton, I think few of the geeks who hate Jordan Henderson are left. Jurgen Klopp knows how great the Captain of The Reds has and I think Jordan will play against Porto. Beside him, two of three will perform – Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum. Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are injured (both are close to returning to the game.) Of course, the England championship is a priority, but there is no question of disregarding the Champions League.
- FC Porto – Hector Herrerai Pepe are suspended. Alex Telles is uncertain about this match. Vincent Aboubakar is injured. In the Portuguese league there is a race for the national championship between FC Porto and Benfica, both clubs have 69 points and they only have a difference of goals (in favor of the club from Lisbon). The promotion to the quarterfinals of the Champions League is a great success for this club and there is nothing to hide – everyone wanted to draw Porto games at this stage. On the other hand, if you play from the “underdog” position, you have nothing to lose, and then everything is possible.
Forecast: Liverpool are the biggest favorite to reach the semi-finals. The Reds is certainly influenced by the last year’s confrontation between these clubs in the 1/8 Champions League, when Liverpool beat out the first match of Porto 5-0 on the opponent’s court and the rematch was just a formality (0: 0). Jurgen Klopp’s players are not in the habit of losing to Anfield and I think that Tuesday will fulfill the role of favorites. Last season Porto did not score in two clashes with Liverpool, although then the defensive The Reds was much worse. I think it will be very difficult for the Portuguese to score at Anfield. Liverpool will certainly do everything to go to Portugal with a safe advance. Proposed types: both teams will score – option NIE, odds 1.78 / Liverpool with handicap 0: 1 – odds 1.84.