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Porto 9-4-19 CL (H)

It was a good win against the Saints last Friday night and now we return to the famous European Nights at Anfield. This is the Quarter-Final First Leg and our opponents are Porto. Last season’s Champions League we defeated them in the Round of 16 with an aggregated score line of 5-0. This time will be a different encounter with them and remember they had a 0-0 result from Anfield last time when they were here. We lose Robertson from the First Leg of the tie and I guess Milner will take the Left Back role instead and Matip will be rested. This may be the team that the Gaffer will put out on Tuesday Night.

                     Allisson

        Trent      Lovern       VVD      Milner

        Henderson      Keita      Wijnaldum

               Mane     Firmino     Salah

Best of luck Red Men.

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    • Yeah, Robertson got the final yellow against Bayern which meant he's suspended for this match. I agree with Milner playing at left back (Moreno must know by now he'll only be used in emergencies) and with a midfield of Henderson, Fabinho and Keita. Wijnaldum looks both physically and mentally tired at the moment, which is not surprising considering the amount of football he's played this season. I'd like to see Henderson and Fabinho in the same team because on the rare occasions we have seen them play together they seemed to click well. I also agree with retaining Matip as although he's prone to the occasional error he's got a rhythm going with Van Dijk and now is not the time to upset that. The Porto of this season has a number of different faces compared to when we last met so if we think we've got them worked out we could be in for a shock. Hopefully we've got to the stage now where everyone realises it won't take much of a dip in form for us to go out of the competition.
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