Liverpool will welcome Porto to Anfield Road for the first leg meeting of their Champions League quarter-final tie. The two sides met just over ago in the previous stage of the same tournament and back then the Reds from Liverpool pre-decided the outcome of the tie by winning 5:0 in Portugal. The Merseysiders went all the way to the final in 2018, only to lose to Real Madrid.
Liverpool vs Porto Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Liverpool||Draw||3 W/ 3 D/ 0 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
|Porto||Draw||0 W/ 3 D/ 3 L||0 W/ 1 D/ 2 L|
Last game between the teams: 06.03.2018 Liverpool – Porto 0:0
Last game at this venue: 06.03.2018 Liverpool – Porto 0:0
Worth mentioning: Liverpool are unbeaten in the six clashes with Porto since 2000. Last year the two teams were paired in the 1/8 final stage of the Champions League and Liverpool managed to navigate their way past the Portuguese side with a 5:0 aggregate score. Porto have managed to score just two goals past Liverpool and they have been enough only for three draws. The previous meeting at Anfield finished scoreless, with the Reds having won the first meeting in Portugal 5:0 and the two sides just saw off the game. The other two matches played in England saw Liverpool win by at least two goal margin.
Liverpool vs Porto Stats
|As of 07.04||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Liverpool||Win||7 W/ 3 D/ 0 L||4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
|Tottenham||Win||8 W/ 1 D/ 1 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
Last game Liverpool: 05.04.2019 Southampton – Liverpool 1:3; Shane Long 9’; Naby Keita 36’, Mohamed Salah 80’, Jordan Henderson 86’
Last game Porto: 05.04.2019 Porto – Boavista 2:0; Tiquinho Soares 41’(penalty), Otavio 48’
Top performers Liverpool: Mohamed Salah 21 goals 7 assists, Sadio Mane 20 goals 1 assist, Roberto Firmino 18 goals 6 assists.
Top performers Porto: Tiquinho Soares 16 goals 2 assists, Yacine Brahimi 9 goals 1 assist, Moussa Marega 15 goals 5 assists.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Liverpool are unbeaten in the last fourteen games across all competitions and won each of the last five. All of those victories produced over 2,5 goals and witnessed goals at both ends, while prior to that the Reds were on a streak of five consecutive clean sheets. Their last loss at Anfield was back in September when they lost a cup game to Chelsea.
Porto have not lost any of their last six outings and recorded five victories in the process. Four of these matches featured over 2,5 goals or saw both teams hitting the back of the nets. All of Porto’s last five visits produced over 2,5 goals, while only one did not witness goals at both ends.
Liverpool vs Porto News
Missing players Liverpool: Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are injured.
Missing players Porto: Vincent Aboubakar will miss trough injury. Fabiano, Marius Mouandilmadji and Alex Telles are doubtful. Hector Herrera and Jesus Manuel Corona are suspended.
Liverpool vs Porto Predictions
Liverpool to win -1 handicap – 1.80 @ bet365