Champions League Liverpool vs Porto: Key battles that could decide crunch quarter-final clash


Champions League Liverpool vs Porto: Key battles that could decide crunch quarter-final clash

Putting their quest to win the Premier League momentarily behind them, Liverpool resume Champions League duty when they host FC Porto on Tuesday night.

Having returned to the top of the domestic table after a comeback win at Southampton on Friday, they will now have to deal with the Portuguese league leaders in the quarter-finals.

Liverpool take on Porto and drew 0-0 with them last season in the return leg

Both teams turned in impressive performances in the last round to reach this stage, Liverpool knocking out German giants Bayern Munich, while Porto saw off Roma 4-3 on aggregate.

In the round-of-16 tie last season, Liverpool beat Porto 5-0 on aggregate in the first-leg, Sadio Mane scoring a hat-trick, with the return leg on Merseyside ending in a goalless draw.

There will be a level of familiarity but three key battles could define the outcome of tomorrow’s meeting and edge the winner closer to a last four clash with either Barcelona or Manchester United.

Find out where the tie could be decided below.