Liverpool vs Porto LIVE: Champions League latest score, goals and updates from fixture tonight

Thiago on Liverpool challenge and self improvement under Klopp

The pressure is off for Liverpool tonight as they host FC Porto in the Champions League, but it’s still all to play for as far as the visitors are concerned. The Reds won each of their first four group stage games to seal top spot and qualification to the last 16, while the Portuguese side sit in second with two games to play – just one point ahead of Atletico Madrid.

While some supporters would perhaps like to see the Reds rotate to an extent and preserve the first-choice stars who will have an inevitably busy run over the December fixtures, Jurgen Klopp’s chances of doing that are hampered by ongoing injuries, especially in midfield. They come into this match full of confidence and looking sharp after a thumping win over Arsenal at the weekend, with the Reds having lost just one game in all competitions this term.

Porto are not much worse than that, in fact, with just two defeats for themselves in 2021/22 – but one of those came against the Reds two months ago, when the the trident of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each found the net in a 5-1 thrashing. Follow all the team news and match action as Liverpool host Porto below:


Liverpool 0-0 Porto

41 mins: This would have been offside, as well, but Liverpool go close as Williams plays an excellent, whipped cross into the box, picking out Minamino. The forward is a couple of yards offside and sent his header well over the bar anyway.

Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:42


NO GOAL! Liverpool 0-0 Porto

Disallowed! Mane was offside, just, when Thiago played it through. The lines come out and the game is level once again.

Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:39


GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Porto (MANE 37’)

Out of nowhere, Liverpool lead! It’s a gorgeous pass from Thiago that slices Porto open – but it’s terrible defending from them to leave Mane in so much space. The forward had all the time he wanted to pick his spot and roll the ball into the far corner.

Hang on though, this is going to be checked…

Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:37


Liverpool 0-0 Porto

35 mins: Dias sets off on a dangerous-looking dribble down the left wing – he cuts it back towards Evanilson but Thiago tracked the run and got back to toe it towards Alisson.

Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:36


Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:34


Liverpool 0-0 Porto

28 mins: Will Porto and Costa ever learn?! The goalkeeper pings another atrocious pass straight to a Liverpool player, this time to Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Salah was in an offside position as the ball was then played forward. Porto boss Sérgio Conceição is going livid.

Konate is then booked for stepping across Mario and sending him to the turf. Klopp isn’t best pleased, either.

Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:31


Liverpool 0-0 Porto

27 mins: More chaos in the Porto box! Salah led the break but his ball into the box is not properly cleared – it lands in between Mane and Minamino and Costa is forced to juggle the ball away from the attacking pair.

Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:28


Liverpool 0-0 Porto

24 mins: Almost another disaster for Porto! Remember that Costa gifted Liverpool a couple of goals in the 5-1 earlier this season, and the goalkeeper kicks the ball straight into Mane from a pass-back! It lands at Salah’s feet, but he is unable to steer it on target with enough power and Costa is able to save on the goal line.

Porto are then forced into an early change. Pepe, who looked over to the bench with the classic rueful look of an injured player, is off and he is replaced by Cardoso.

Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:25


Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:23


Liverpool 0-0 Porto

19 mins: Nice from Liverpool. Tsimikas plays a lovely ball around the side of the Porto defence and finds Minamino, who timed his run. Minamino had Salah and Mane waiting in the middle but Mbemba steps across to cut out the cross. Konate wins the header from the resulting corner but it’s straight at Costa.

Jamie Braidwood24 November 2021 20:21


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