Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Karius Looks Ahead To Champions League Clash

Karius Looks Ahead To Champions League Clash

He netted five of the team's 15 goals in the group stage of the Champions League. I'd say sitting 3rd in the premier league and in the last 16 of the CL is pretty impressive.

Mignolet meanwhile has since taken up duties in cup competitions, starting in the 3-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Liverpool have been highly impressive in Europe this year for the most part. The front three of Salah, Firmino, and Mane is expected to continue. We are in Porto and that is the only thing.

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. On Wednesday though, he will have the unenviable task of stopping the in-form Mohamed Salah, while also driving forward to test a suspect Trent Alexander-Arnold on the other end of the pitch.

"Listening to the Liverpool players and Jurgen Klopp you can tell that they are confident and are playing well so it is all set up to be a great tie".

Sergio Conceicao has a few injury concerns to deal with ahead of the visit of Liverpool for the crucial European fixture.

Conceicao will have worked relentlessly on formulas to combat Klopp's high-energy team, with a fascinating duel across two legs certain. Even when they progressed further, including against Manchester United in 2003/04, it has generally been strong home performances and away draws that have got them there.

Salah will be supported by Sadio Mane, and while the Senegal global has struggled to replicate his early-season form in recent fixtures - finding himself overshadowed by the North African and Roberto Firmino - he remains one of the competition's brightest attackers.

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The 26-year-old right-back has missed the entire season with a back injury and despite undergoing surgery in December was included in the club's Champions League squad for the knockout stages.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made a decision to take a 25-man squad, believing that a four-day training camp after the game - due to Liverpool not being involved the FA Cup - will be beneficial even for those who are unavailable.

Can not play Mignolet in the CL games.

Where and how to watch the online live streaming of Liverpool vs Porto? Everybody is aware of what they did to Leipzig and Monaco and the level of knowhow of this competition is huge at the Dragão.

The Portuguese club have a rich European pedigree and are unbeaten domestically this season, having only conceded 10 goals.

Genuinely, it's tough to call. "I know it's a close race".

It will be interesting to see how Victor Moses, who was once linked with a move to Barca, fares against the Spanish table toppers, and whether the Blues can put their internal tumult to one side and see off Ernesto Valverde's side.

Our thanks to John.

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