Sadio Mané was sure his opening goal had been offside against Porto

Sadio Mané was sure his opening goal had been offside against Porto

Liverpool's Sadio Mané admitted he thought his opening goal in The Reds' 4-1 win over FC Porto was offside at first. The home side had started strongly in the hopes of overturning the two-goal deficit from the first leg. However, Liverpool's number 10 was on hand to slide the ball home from close range to put the tie beyond Porto. In real time, it looked like Mané was well offside. But in the VAR review, it could be seen that …
Key Stats as Liverpool Rout Porto in Portugal Again

Key Stats as Liverpool Rout Porto in Portugal Again

Liverpool took Porto apart in the second half to ensure safe passage to the Champions League semi-final where Barcelona await, despite a nervy first 25 minutes in Portugal. But what were the key stats from a thumping 4-1 away win, securing a 6-1 aggregate victory? The Hendo Show Continues Jordan Henderson made a huge impact off the bench again in this game, securing his 3rd assist in four games, having only contributed one in almost two years, since the start …
Player Ratings as scratchy Reds win 4-1 to make Champions League semi

Player Ratings as scratchy Reds win 4-1 to make Champions League semi

How did that end 4-1? Well, you could argue Liverpool outclassed Porto in both penalty areas, and thoroughly deserved that result. And you'd be able to present a justifiable argument. But for large parts of that game, it just didn't look like Liverpool were going to win 4-1. Sadio Mané put the Reds on their way with a VAR-overturned goal, after the referee had initially disallowed it for offside. Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk put the gloss …
A mostly positive injury update from Jurgen Klopp

A mostly positive injury update from Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gave fans a generally positive update regarding his squad's fitness ahead of tonight's Champions League fixture at FC Porto. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Klopp was asked about the fitness of club captain and in-form midfielder, Jordan Henderson.
“Hendo is all fine,” said Klopp. “We all have knocks and Hendo got a knock, but that would never take him out.”
The Reds' young defender, Joe Gomez, played an hour for Liverpool U23s on Sunday and …
Liverpool's possible starting lineup for this week's trip to Porto

Liverpool's possible starting lineup for this week's trip to Porto

Liverpool will play the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against FC Porto at the Estadio do Dragao tomorrow night in Portugal. Here's how Jurgen Klopp's side could line up. The Reds are 2-0 from last week's first leg at Anfield when a deflected shot from Naby Keita plus a close finish from Roberto Firmino won the game for the home side. Porto did have some chances to get themselves an away goal with Moussa Marega, in particular, guilty …
FC Porto v Liverpool Preview - Reds to complete the job in Portugal

FC Porto v Liverpool Preview - Reds to complete the job in Portugal

The Details   Venue - Estadio do Dragao, Porto Referee - Danny Makkelie (NED) Date & Time - Wednesday, April 17th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - FC Porto 14/5, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 11/10 Form FC Porto Form Porto are locked in an incredible race for the Portuguese Primeira Liga title with Benfica at the moment. Benfica are top on goal difference with both sides level on 72 points apiece with five games remaining. Sergio Conceicao's side has only lost three league …
Virgil van Dijk was singing the praises of Naby Keita after Porto win

Virgil van Dijk was singing the praises of Naby Keita after Porto win

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk hailed Naby Keita as a "fantastic player" after another goalscoring performance from The Reds' number eight. Keita had struggled to settle into Liverpool's midfield since his arrival from the Bundesliga's RB Leipzig last summer due to some below-par performances coupled with niggling injury concerns. However, the Guinean international has started the last two games for Jurgen Klopp's team, scoring hugely important goals in both fixtures. Last night, Keita got the ball rolling for The Reds …
Klopp's team news from his pre-Porto press conference

Klopp's team news from his pre-Porto press conference

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gave a generally positive injury update ahead of The Reds' Champions League clash with FC Porto tonight. Klopp will be without left-back Andy Robertson who misses the game through suspension. Otherwise, Liverpool's injury-list is getting better looking every day *touch wood. Speaking at his pre-game press conference, Klopp said:
“We had little problems after the game, back problems here, Gini Wijnaldum a little back problem, Joel [Matip], I think even Virgil [van Dijk] from a …
Predicting Liverpool's starting lineup for Tuesday night's game against FC Porto

Predicting Liverpool's starting lineup for Tuesday night's game against FC Porto

Liverpool return to Champions League action this Tuesday night when they face Portuguese side FC Porto at Anfield. Read on for our predicted starting eleven for this huge quarter-final tie. Jurgen Klopp's Reds put us fans through the wringer again on Friday night, leaving it late before eventually pulling away from Southampton to take all three points and return to the top of the Premier League. Now, The Reds' focus turns back to Europe's premier club competition and the potential …
Liverpool v FC Porto - Can Porto provide a tougher test this time around?

Liverpool v FC Porto - Can Porto provide a tougher test this time around?

The Details   Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Date & Time - Tuesday, March 9th 2019 @ 20:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 1/4, Draw 17/4, FC Porto 10/1 Form Liverpool Form It's a beautiful sight. Once again, Liverpool are stringing wins together and looking like they may just reach the standards they set back in the first half of the season. The win over FC Bayern in their last Champions League item was just what The Reds needed …
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