Liverpool head to Porto in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday night, with a first-leg victory of paramount importance on the road.
Porto vs. Liverpool
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — 7.45pm (GMT)
Estadio do Dragao
Champions League Last 16, First Leg
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Since then, they have had to put up with two group-stage exits, as well as failing to qualify for the competition in six of the last eight seasons.
There is a feeling that the good times are returning under Jurgen Klopp, however, and they have a good chance of reaching the last eight.
Getting that all-important away goal is so crucial on Wednesday, and while victory would clearly be outstanding, a score draw to take back to Anfield would be more than adequate.
Defensive resilience will be required against a talented Porto outfit—the Estadio do Dragao is a tough place to visit—but the Reds’ attacking brilliance can really hurt their opponents.
There is something special about Liverpool in the European Cup—the hope is that this is still just the beginning of a remarkable adventure in it this season.