Porto FCP Taremi (75')
1-5 FT
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Liverpool LIV Salah (18', 60'), Mané (45'), Firmino (77', 81')
UEFA Champions League Gameweek 2
Sep 28, 2021 KO: 19:00

Porto - Liverpool

Estádio Do Dragão Porto
Referee: Sergey Karasev
  18' Salah
  45' Mané
  60' Salah
Taremi 75'  
  77' Firmino
  81' Firmino

Match preview

Origi to get another chance – How Liverpool could line up against Porto

Liverpool could call on Divock Origi again as they go to Porto in the Champions League in midweek.

Liverpool will travel to face Porto on Matchday 2 of the Champions League group stages with something of an injury crisis in midfield, but could hand Divock Origi another chance from the start.

Thiago is ruled out until after the international break, Naby Keita is likely to miss the clash and James Milner is struggling for fitness, added to the long-term absence of Harvey Elliott as well as Georginio Wijnaldum’s departure in the summer.

Jurgen Klopp hasn’t let it affect him so far, with the Reds the only side that remains undefeated in the Premier League so far this season, and the German will be looking for his team to assert themselves in Group B after an opening round victory against Milan.

Alisson will again take his place in goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson likely to continue in the full-back positions despite both looking shaky in the weekend draw at Brentford.

Joe Gomez could come into the side to replace Joel Matip after he captained the Reds in the League Cup against Norwich last week and looked excellent in his first start since injury last season. Virgil van Dijk is likely to keep his place alongside.

Fabinho will have to go again in the No.6 with captain Jordan Henderson ahead of him, with the third spot in the midfield under question.

With a bumper Premier League clash against Manchester City to come on the weekend, Klopp could spare Milner in midweek and go with Curtis Jones again, who shone against Brentford and scored his first goal of the season.

Origi was a surprise starter against Milan, but after an impressive outing and a goal in the win against Norwich a week ago, the Belgian might find himself called upon again.

Roberto Firmino made his comeback to the side after an earlier injury, and he could make his return to the starting XI in Portugal.

After becoming the fastest Liverpool player to reach the feat of 100 top-flight league goals, Mohamed Salah will look to continue his stellar start to the season and should start, meaning Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota would be granted some rest on the bench.

With that game against City in mind, Klopp could turn to some of his squad options off the bench, but the starting XI will be more than good enough to pick up an important three points and maintain control of the group.

Liverpool starting XI versus Porto

Liverpool - Football tactics and formations

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Porto
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  Average Match Rating  
7.5
  Home  
6.9
6.9
  Away  
6.9
7.1
  Total  
6.9

Match statistics

Porto
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
14
Draws
5
5
Losses
1
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
40
43
Goals Per Game
2.00
2.15
More > 2.5 Goals
9
12
More > 3 Goals
4
4
Scored First in a Match
15
12
Scored Both Halves
8
12
Won More > 1 Goal
7
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
12
15
Did Not Score
2
1
Both Teams Scored
9
9
Kept Clean Sheet
10
11
Won Without Conceding
9
10
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
705
769
Possession
61
59
Passes
512
575
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
19
Shots on Target
4.85
6.55
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.12
Crosses
20
21
Offsides
2.33
2.18
Penalties
0.25
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.55
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
12
17
Interceptions
8.33
8.67
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
17
15
Total Shots Conceded
7.25
9.95
Shots on Target Conceded
2.42
3.90
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.07
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
16
11
Yellow Cards
2.65
1.05
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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  2. Ankle/Foot Injury image description

Suspended

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