FC Porto: Liverpool must be wary of Dragon's roar


That leaves the home side's coach Sergio Conceicao with a few decisions to make as he attempts to tame Liverpool's rampant frontline which is, if anything, even more potent on the road.

Liverpool has also had to deal with the departure of Philippe Coutinho in January, but Firmino has been impressed by how the players have embraced the added responsibility. 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. That tie could still go either way, but Spurs are in the driver's seat thanks to their two away goals.

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16first leg game between Porto and Liverpool will be played at Estádio do Dragão in Porto on February 14 2018 and kicks off at 20:45 hours CET. But then again, the Estadio do Dragao can be an intimidating place and Liverpool don't actually have to win.

[1.92] is a good price on over 2.5 goals.

Karius earned our praise in the 2-0 win but the Dutchman was particularly good against his old team; his teammate has explained why playing in Liverpool's defence can be hard. These face-offs have made the Round of 16 more thrilling than usual.

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The right-back has not featured at all this season, although he was recently named in Liverpool's squad for the knockout rounds of the Champions League. However, a Liverpool defense that have thrown two commanding half-time leads should be wary of their opponents on Wednesday night. We won't be doing that. Aboubakar and forward Moussa Marega have combined to score more than half of Porto's 53 goals in the Portuguese league.

Both sides have had a decent group stage voyage, having garnered three wins each en route to the Round of 16. "Porto is really strong, very experienced, very aggressive, very physical, but we are good as well so it will be an interesting game".

But it's hard to ignore Mo Salah. The former has been in fine form of late playing in front of the Reds defence, while the latter is an important part of Porto's back line. He's 6/4 and that's too good a price to leave alone.

Aboubakar, who has returned to Porto after spending last season on loan at Besiktas, has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, including 15 in the league and five in the Champions League group stage. Danilo Pereira, Ivan Marcano and Andre Andre are all injured as well, whilst Felipe will miss the game after his red card in the final group stage game against Monaco.