Liverpool LIV Alcantara (52'), Salah (70')
2-0 FT
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UEFA Champions League Gameweek 5
Nov 24, 2021 KO: 20:00

Liverpool - Porto

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Felix Zwayer
Alcantara 52'  
Salah 70'  

Match preview

Minamino to start? - How Liverpool could line up against Porto

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a few selection problems ahead of the Champions League tie versus Porto

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could hand a start to Takumi Minamino for this midweek's Champions League clash against Porto.

The Reds have a number of injury issues, with the German currently contending with a depleted squad.

Roberto Firmino will be out for a while with a hamstring injury, while Diogo Jota picked up a knock to the knee from Aaron Ramsdale in Liverpool's comfortable victory against Arsenal on Saturday.

The Portuguese forward received treatment on the pitch and managed to play on for 15 minutes or so, but eventually had to be substituted.

Divock Origi would likely have started against Porto if he was fit, but he missed the Arsenal game due to illness so may not be fit enough to feature.

Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Joe Gomez are all certain absentees.

James Milner and Naby Keita could become available to Klopp, but are not match fit.

Alisson will start in goal behind a back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson, with the Scot coming back to replace Konstantinos Tsimikas at left-back.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started against Arsenal but he may lose his place in the midfield three to Jordan Henderson, who will partner Thiago and Fabinho.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will start, with Minamino deputising for Firmino and Jota.

There is a chance Jota may be passed fit, but it is up to Klopp whether to take a chance on the former Wolves man.

Potential Liverpool XI v Porto

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Porto
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
15
14
Draws
4
4
Losses
1
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
58
49
Goals Per Game
2.90
2.45
More > 2.5 Goals
15
14
More > 3 Goals
10
8
Scored First in a Match
17
13
Scored Both Halves
15
11
Won More > 1 Goal
13
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
16
17
Did Not Score
0
1
Both Teams Scored
8
11
Kept Clean Sheet
12
9
Won Without Conceding
12
8
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
771
707
Possession
65
66
Passes
581
533
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
19
15
Shots on Target
6.75
5.17
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.20
Crosses
22
14
Offsides
1.93
1.69
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.60
0.45
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
23
18
Interceptions
7.00
4.50
Own Goals
0.05
0.05
Aerials Won
19
13
Total Shots Conceded
8.80
7.61
Shots on Target Conceded
3.50
2.88
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.14
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
16
Yellow Cards
1.10
2.45
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

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