Liverpool take on Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League tonight, kicking off their first-leg clash at 7.45pm (GMT). Here are the key stats facts.
Reds’ Poor Portugal Form
In Portugal, the Reds have won only two of 10 visits and have not won any of the last seven.
The two victories came at Benfica in 1978 and 1984 in quarter-finals, both times the Reds going on to win the European Cup.
They last met Portuguese opposition in the Europa League‘s Round of 16 in 2010/11 losing 1-0 at Sporting Braga before a goalless draw at Anfield.
In those 10 visits to Portugal they have kept one clean sheet—on this ground in 2001.
Three times Liverpool been eliminated by teams from Portugal: Setubal beat them on away goals in the Fairs Cup in 1969/70, Benfica won home and away in the last 16 of this competition in 2005/06 and Sporting Braga in the Europa League in 2010/11.
Previous With Porto
The teams have been drawn against each other twice before in European competition.
In 2000/01 they drew 0-0 in Portugal in the UEFA Cup Quarter Final before Liverpool won 2-0 at Anfield in the return with first half goals from Danny Murphy and Michael Owen. Liverpool went on to lift the trophy.
Seven seasons later the clash at the Estadio do Dragao finished 1-1 in the Champions League group stage with both goals coming in the opening 17 minutes with Dirk Kuyt cancelling out the opener from Lucho Gonzalez.
In the return the Reds won 4-1 at Anfield thanks to Fernando…