Liverpool vs Porto: Injuries and suspensions leave Portuguese side with just 16 available outfield players


Liverpool vs Porto: Injuries and suspensions leave Portuguese side with just 16 available outfield players

Porto will have just 16 outfield players available for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Liverpool.

The two sides will meet at Anfield on Tuesday but the Portuguese side will be missing a number of key players.

Alex Telles is a doubt for the match

Centre-back Pepe is suspended after picking up a booking in their last-16 tie with Roma when he clashed with former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

Porto captain Hector Herrera was also booked in that match and will miss the first leg as a result.

Pepe is suspended for the first leg

Left-back Alex Telles is also ‘fighting against the clock’ to be ready for the trip to Liverpool, according to the Portuguese press (via Sport Witness).

The Brazilian has a bursitis in his right hip that is causing him some issues.