What channel is Porto v Liverpool? Team news, TV information and more ahead of Champions League clash

Red hot Liverpool travel to Portugal for a tricky tie in the cauldron of the Estadio do Dragao.

Their dynamic duo of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will be confident of dispatching their Portuguese opponents, but Porto are in scintillating form, with five wins in their last six.

Jurgen Klopp will have an idea what threats the Primeira Liga outfit can bring to the table, and most of their hopes will hang on the shoulders of Algerian playmaker Yacine Brahimi and Brazilian star Francisco Soares.

Liverpool have been playing some devastating stuff on the counter of late, as shown by their two goals against Southampton last weekend.

Will Liverpool’s pace come up trumps against a more physical Porto side?

A total of 25 Liverpool players have travelled to Porto
(Image: Liverpool FC)
Nathaniel Clyne is back in the Liverpool squad
(Image: Liverpool FC)

When is the game?

The match kicks off at 7.45pm GMT, at the Estadio do Dragao, Porto.

Where can I watch it?

The clash is being broadcast live on BT Sport, but you can also follow all the action here on Mirror Football.

Klopp will be hoping to take Liverpool into the quarter-finals
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Can I stream it?

Yes, you can stream the game on the BT Sport app if you are a subscriber.

Porto team news

Liverpool’s task could be made easier with the absence of some key Porto players, namely their main forward Vincent Aboubakar and
reliable holding midfielders Andre Andre and Danilo Pereira are ruled out injured.

Centre-backs Ivan Marcano and Felipe are both banned with suspension.

Porto boss Sergio Conceicao during training
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Iker Casillas is expected to play in goal for Porto
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Liverpool team news

German gaffer Klopp is lucky; he has his full squad injury free.

However, his compatriot Emre Can is suspended after accumulating too many yellow cards.

Sadio Mane is expected to start again after a good performance at Southampton, while Firmino and Salah looks odds-on to line up alongside the Senegalese.

Virgil van Dijk could make his Champions League debut for the Reds, if, and presumably when, picked.

Emre Can is suspended for the fixture
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Recent Form

Porto:

February 11: Chaves 0-4 Porto (Primeira Liga)
February 3: Porto 3-1 Braga (Primeira Liga)
January 30: Moreirense 0-0 Porto (Primeira Liga)
January 19: Porto 1-0 Tondela (Primeira Liga)
January 7: Porto 4-2 Vitoria (Primeira Liga)

Liverpool:

February 11: Southampton 0-2 Liverpool (Premier League)
February 4: Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)
January 30: Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool (Premier League)
January 27: Liverpool 2-3 West Brom (FA Cup)
January 22: Swansea City 1-0 Liverpool (Premier League)

Liverpool head into the game on the back of a win over Southampton
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Odds

Porto win: 21/10
Draw: 13/5
Liverpool win: 11/8

Odds courtesy of Betfair

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