After topping their qualifying group with 23 goals, the highest by any previous English club they will be hoping to get of to a flying start but will be without midfielder Emre Can who is suspended for the tie. However, there could be a return for defender Joe Gomez who has traveled despite missing their last two Premiership games, while record defender Virgil van Dijk could make his first appearance for Liverpool in the competition and Ragnar Klavan has been passed fit after recovering from a thigh injury.
For the home side they are could be without their top goal scorer Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar, who is considered doubtful with a muscle injury, while it is unsure if Porto’s other casualties which include Marcano, Danilo and Andre Andre will be passed fit to play.
Else where the pressure is on for the current holders Real Madrid, as they look to reignite their poor season so far as they welcome Paris Saint Germain to the Bernabeu.
Real are currently seating in fourth place, 17 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona and have been knocked out of the Spain’s national cup and under pressure to perform.
Raphael Varane is expected to start at Right back with Serio Ramos and Nacho forming the centre defence partnership, while Boss Zinedine Zidane could decide to start Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo as his front three.
For the visitors, they have left Thiago Motta at home, with former Real Midfielder Lassana Diarra likely to start in midfield along with their big three up front of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Cavani all being available