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Liverpool vs Porto: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

23:11 EAT 05/03/2018
Mohamed Salah Liverpool
Merseyside is the venue for Champions League action on Tuesday, but the game is practically wrapped up as the Reds are comfortably in front

Liverpool boast a formidable lead as they prepare to face Porto in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The Reds recorded an emphatic 5-0 victory over the Portuguese giants last month and look primed to progress into the last eight of the competition.

With such a strong lead secured, Jurgen Klopp may opt to change things up for the home leg, particularly with a crunch Premier League game against Manchester United to come.

While the tie is not technically decided, it will take a gargantuan effort for Porto to turn things around and they will mainly be playing for pride.

Game Liverpool vs Porto
Date Tuesday March 6
Time 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) 

TV Channel & Live Stream

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 2 fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 3 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 3 BT Sport app

Squads & Team News

Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward
Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
Midfielders WIjnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Woodburn
Forwards Firmino, Salah, Mane, Ings, Solanke, Brewster

Liverpool will be without midfielder Georginio WIjnaldum and forward Ben Woodburn, who are both recovering from illness and out of action. There are no new injury concerns for Klopp to worry about and, while he has insisted he will not make wholesale changes, there are likely to be a few tweaks.

Potential Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk; Henderson, Can, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Position Porto players
Goalkeepers Casillas, Sa
Defenders Maxi, Marcano, Reyes, Ricardo, Felipe, Dalot, Mata
Midfielders Oliver, Herrera, Andre, Otavio, Sergio Oliviera, Bruno Costa
Forwards Aboubakar, Brahimi, Paciencia, Corona, Waris

Porto have named a 20-man squad for their trip to Anfield and a number of regular players are absent. Defender Alex Telles and midfielder Danilo Pereira have not been included, while 20-goal striker Moussa Marega is out. Porto B players Luis Mata and Bruno Costa have been included in the travelling panel.

Potential Porto starting XI: Sa; Ricardo, Marcano, Reyes, Maxi; Herrera, Sergio, Otavio, Brahimi, Paciencia; Aboubakar.

Betting & Match Odds

Home side Liverpool are heavy favourites to win at 1/2 according to dabblebet, with Porto priced at 11/2. A draw is available at 3/1.

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Match Preview

Liverpool made light work of Porto when the sides met in February with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane - who bagged a hat-trick - all getting on the scoresheet. 

They welcome the Portuguese side to Anfield on Tuesday armed with a formidable advantage, which suits them nicely considering their upcoming match against Manchester United.

Klopp has indicated that he will avoid the temptation to rest his key men, arguing that he wants to show his opponents respect, but the sensible thing would be to save his stars for Old Trafford.

"I really want to show respect," the Reds boss told reporters. "I want to show respect to the opponent, to the tournament, and I want to have the best line-up possible and the best line-up which makes sense to win the game, because that’s why we are here."

Klopp has said that he is wary of a backlash from Porto, who would need to win by at least six goals to go through.

However, with five goals in the bank and the race for second-place heating up, he will be forgiven for having the audacity to mix things up on Tuesday.