What time and channel is Porto v Liverpool on in Ireland? Kick-off time, team news, betting odds …


Liverpool travel to Porto for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash with a 2-0 lead.

The Reds are hoping to go one better in Europe this year, having lost to Real Madrid in the 2018 final.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are long odds-on favourites with the bookies to qualify and bar a disaster in Portugal, they should reach the last four.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game:

Where and when is it?

The match takes place at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto.

A general view inside Estadio do Dragao

 

What time is kick-off?

It will get underway at 8pm Irish time.

What channel is it on?

BT Sport 3 will show the action live, with their coverage starting at 7.15pm.

Predicted teams

Porto : I Casillas – J Corona, Pepe, E Militao, A Telles – Danilo, O Torres, H Herrera – M Marega, F Soares, Y Brahimi

Liverpool : Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Alberto Moreno and Mohamed Salah laugh together during the Liverpool training session before the Porto clash

 

Quotes corner

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk: “We are going to believe in ourselves to keep going, to reach the final again, because that is what we are all here for. That’s what we have to do now, just focus on ourselves, give it everything we have and see where it takes us.”

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez

 

Porto boss Sergio Conceicao: “There is no greater motivation than to be competing in a quarter-final and to make a historical turnaround.

“I like the way Liverpool play. Sometimes, they are the best team in the world.

“We have a two-goal deficit to make up against a very strong team who are quick on the break. Getting the attacking balance right is fundamental.

“The technical team will establish the game plan, then it’s up to the players to put it into action. They are responsible for everything good that has happened so far.

“We have to work for defensive organisation and we are 100 per cent focused and aware of what our opponents are doing. It is not difficult to analyse Liverpool, but it is difficult to counteract because they have so much individual and collective quality.

“They’re great!”


 

Betting odds

Porto win: 11/4

Liverpool win: EVS

Draw: 12/5

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