On November 25, 2021, at Anfield, Liverpool, Liverpool will play Porto in the 5th round of the UEFA Champions League. The match is part of the UEFA Champions League, in Group B. This is going to be the most competitive match of the Champions League this year. Football fans all over the world will keep an eye on the TV screen to watch it. Below is the description of the Liverpool vs Porto match:
The Champions League enters its second matchday as FC Porto and Liverpool compete in their Group B matches. Both clubs had mixed results in their weekend matches and will go into their match hoping to secure three points. There are also Italian giants AC Milan and Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in this group, so it is a very difficult group for both of these teams. The Portuguese are coming off a domestic win, but they will be keen to take three points after drawing 0-0 with Atletico in their first match of the group. In the Portuguese league, Porto is currently second, four points behind Benfica, and will not want to lose ground with the group leaders.
There has been just one goalless draw in Porto’s five games so far, while they have three clean sheets to their name. Porto has never beaten Liverpool; the sides have met eight times, with the Portuguese giants losing five of those games. It’s their fourth meeting in a row where both teams have scored, while their last three home victories and three clean sheets make it a good matchup. In the Champions League, Porto has not lost at home since the last four, so they will be relying heavily on Mehdi Taremi in an attack against Manchester United. This is the Iranian forward’s fourth goal in five games.
In Brentford’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool, Liverpool conceded three goals for the first time this season for the second time this season. In addition to the great offense they have put up three goals in five straight games, they will surely want to improve their defense here. Mohamed Salah’s contribution to their attack has been crucial to them in six of their eight games this season.
There have been four goals in four of the Egyptian’s last five matches coming into this match and five clean sheets in eight matches. Come here, Liverpool has won its last four away matches, and both teams have scored in three of their last six fixtures. Despite playing much weaker opponents than FC Porto, they have three clean sheets and three wins from four away matches. Liverpool has won three games and lost one in the Champions League away from home.
The match on Tuesday will be without Thiago Alcantara and Harvey Elliot due to injuries. As a result, Naby Keita is a doubt for the game against Porto after picking up a knock against Norwich City last week.
Injured: Thiago Alcantara, Harvey Elliot
Doubtful: Naby Keita
As a result of their injuries, Augustin Marchesin and Pepe cannot play on Tuesday. After receiving a red card against Atletico Madrid, Chancel Mbemba has been suspended from the match against Liverpool.
Injured: Augustin Marchesin, Pepe
Suspended: Chancel Mbemba
Liverpool FC Porto played so far 10 matches.
Liverpool won 6 direct matches. FC Porto won 1 match. 3 matches ended in a draw. Direct matches had an average goalscoring differential of 2.80 goals.
The average number of goals Liverpool scored in the season was 2.48. Both Liverpool and their opponents scored more than 1.5 goals in 10 of their home matches (90.91%). Over 2.5 goals were scored by the team and the opponent five times (45.45%) in season 2021.
FC Porto averaged 2.25 goals per game during that time period. There were over 1.5 goals scored in 9 out of 10 away matches (90.00%). The total goals (team and opponent) for 6 (60.00%) away matches were over 2.5 goals.
Liverpool vs Porto Predicted XI:
Liverpool Predicted XI (4-3-3): Karius (GK), Alexander – Arnold, Matip, Dijk, Robertson, Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Porto Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Casillas (GK), Telles, Marcano, Reyes, Pereira, Corona, Herrera, Oliviera, Brahimi, Marega, Soares.
Neither team has lost in any competition so far this season. In their last four games, Porto has won two and drawn the other two. Liverpool, on the other hand, has won five out of their last six games. Liverpool should prevail despite Porto’s inability to field their first-choice center-back options on Tuesday.
Teams: Liverpool FC – FC Porto
Tournament: UEFA Champions League
Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Stadium: Estádio do Dragão (50,033)
Captain: Képler Pepe
Chairman: Jorge Pinto da Costa
Manager: Sérgio Conceição
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 2, Champions League (Group B)