Porto wants magic spell on them, Score 6 to go further.
Liverpool would be boasting their 5-0 score-line when they would be playing up against hapless FC Porto at the Anfield stadium in UEFA Champion League(UCL) on Wednesday. On another hand, FC Porto is having an uphill task of making a comeback into the game as they are already 5-0 down. FC Porto would have to score at least 6 goals to still be a part of the competition.
Sergio Conceicao is having some different plan in his mind. While reporting the media before the fixture Sergio Conceicao said, “Everyone knows that our main goal is the championship.”
“We have to defend the history of a major club, the best club in Portugal. The biggest motivation to play tomorrow is to represent Porto.
“At Porto, there’s always pressure. Pressure is synonymous with ambition and a will to win.
“Even though we lost the first match, I don’t believe we’re playing without pressure at Anfield. We’re looking to defend the history of the club.
“The five-goal margin is not a true reflection of the difference in quality between the two teams. We want to get a much better result on Tuesday.”
Sergio Conceicao would be backing strongly on Leading scorer for their team Vincent Aboubakar. Cameroonian Vincent Aboubakar was benched for the last six games due to his injury. FC Porto was in desperate need of his service when they were up against Liverpool on the first leg of round-of-16 at their home-ground.
FC Porto’s self-esteem will be on rise as they have won their last four games after the devastating first leg. They have even found the net 15 times in their last four matches which would boost their esteem.
Felipe, who missed the first leg, said: “We are aiming to win in England. There is always a first time.”
Jurgen Klopp has said that he is in no mood to change the line-up. Players want their game and they will be getting it and want to show respect to the opposition and to the tournament by not taking their opponents lightly. Robert Firmino, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane who were the scorer for The Reds would be in the starting lineup. Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick against Porto so he will be brimming with confidence.
Klopp is preparing for their upcoming match against Manchester United and wants to improve his team strength and wash out the flaws in their tactics. The Reds would be against Manchester United at the Old Trafford on March 10.
Probable Liverpool starting lineup: Mignolet; Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk; Henderson, Can, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Probable Porto starting lineup: Sa; Ricardo, Marcano, Reyes, Maxi; Herrera, Sergio, Otavio, Brahimi, Paciencia; Aboubakar.