While, understandably, this could cause Jurgen Klopp to choose to let a number of big stars rest, history tells us their Portuguese opposition could struggle.
Indeed, Porto have represented kinds of whipped boys for Liverpool over the past few years and while they still have their own ambitions in terms of qualifying for the next round, don’t come to Anfield with a good record.
Klopp’s side, meanwhile, returned to their best levels in Sunday’s victory over Arsenal following a loss to West Ham before the international break.
Kick-off date, time and location
Liverpool vs FC Porto are scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. GMT tonight – Wednesday 24 November 2021.
The match will take place at Anfield.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Porto
TV channel: The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 3.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport website or app.
Live: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated LIVE blog.
Liverpool vs Porto team news
While there may be changes, Klopp stressed that any team he forms will be able to win the game and was keen to talk about the respect he has for the competition.
“We always respect the competition and first we have to think about ourselves, our schedule and the situation of our players,” he said.
“Hendo, we’ll see, yesterday maybe he wasn’t 100%, he could play and do pretty much anything, but it’s really about being 100% fit, so I thought that when he came in against Arsenal it was just to see the game and control from a rehabilitation point of view to use the few minutes.
“Robbo is similar, both are doing well but are both ready to start and play with the schedule ahead, we have to make the decisions.
“Whatever line-up we show tomorrow night it’s about winning this game and the next ones, that’s what we’re here for.”
Prediction Liverpool vs Porto
Given Porto’s record against Liverpool – even taking into account potential changes from Klopp’s usual starting XI – it’s hard not to imagine anything other than a home win.
History and results of face to face (h2h)