Liverpool are hoping to maintain their winning momentum as they take on FC Porto on Wednesday. With four wins in four matches, the Reds have already secured top spot in Group B, meaning this game is nothing more than a dead rubber for the Premier League giants. However, with crucial games against Southampton, Wolves and Everton just around the corner, Jurgen Klopp’s men will be keen on building a solid winning momentum as well as preserving their perfect record in Europe.
Predicted Liverpool Lineup Vs Porto
It remains unlikely that the Scot will be risked in this game, thus paving the way for Kostas Tsimikas to retain his role at left-back. Trent Alexander-Arnold may continue as well, on the opposite flank.
In central defence, Klopp might potentially give Joel Matip a breather while giving an opportunity to new signing Ibrahima Konate to make an impression. The Frenchman is set to operate at the heart of the LFC backline alongside the ever-present figure of Virgil van Dijk.
Alisson remains another guaranteed starter for Liverpool, with the Brazilian international to keen retain a clean sheet this midweek.
Klopp is missing out on a plethora of players in midfield. James Milner and Naby Keita are major doubts due to their fitness while Curtis Jones appears to be a confirmed absentee.
The Reds currently have four available options and one would imagine Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a guaranteed starter in this dead rubber. We are also expecting Jordan Henderson to return to the starting eleven, alongside Fabinho, with Thiago Alcantara settling for a place on the bench ahead of the weekend game against Southampton.
In the attacking department, Roberto Firmino and Harvey Elliott will remain out for a while, for Liverpool. Divock Origi is a major doubt as well while Diogo Jota has recently suffered a serious knee injury.
As such, Takumi Minamino is in contention to start, with the additional assistance from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who is expected to operate in the false nine role once again.