Porto Sweats Aboubakar Injury Entering Liverpool Champions League Clash

Jamie Carragher makes massive claim about this current Liverpool side

The 24-year-old managed a clean sheet as his side went on to register a 2-0 win at St Mary's Stadium to lift themselves up to the third spot in the league table, a spot that had temporarily been occupied by Tottenham Hotspur. He made important saves from Cédric Soares and James Ward-Prowse.

Here's what the manager had to say: "We have three or four players more than we would usually have". Football a joyous affair no matter whenever you watch it, but you can't deny that late night games are the most exciting ones, especially if they are from the world's best club competition.

Roberto Firmino does not know if Champions League opponents Porto are afraid of Liverpool and their goalscoring threat but he hopes to make them suffer in the Estadio do Dragao. "Porto are going very well in their domestic league and they always prioritise the Champions League so I'm sure they are going to be ready".

He said he took pleasure in a meeting of two "historical" clubs - Porto have won Europe's top club competition twice and Liverpool have lifted the trophy five times, most recently in Istanbul in 2005 when Rafa Benitez was in charge.

Jürgen Klopp has cast further doubt on Simon Mignolet's future at Liverpool by suggesting the Belgian will not be selected for Liverpool's Champions League match against Porto on Wednesday. I don't know a lot of them but we're going to analyse them and I think as a team we're going to know them better. "He's been training for two days but after that long of a break, it will take time until he is able to play". It's interesting. It will be a special atmosphere as well and I'm really looking forward to it.

"Having the second game at home can be a real advantage for us", he said.

"It's good and I feel good", Karius said. I'm still young. I had plenty of experience in the past, but it's different if you play week in, week out again and not just come in every other week for a midweek game.

Porto have a fantastic pedigree in European competition and they will not be intimidated by Liverpool for a moment, yet some of the coverage I have seen around this game might lead you to believe this will be a walkover for Jurgen Klopp's men.

Defender Joe Gomez has travelled with the squad after missing the last two matches with a knee injury and Loris Karius keeps his place in goal.

Liverpool FC were pitted against Porto in the last-16 draw after Klopp's men finished ahead of Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor in what was a relatively straightforward Champions League group.



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