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Liverpool’s Champions League hopes face a stern test against Porto tonight, but who is facing a defining moment and whose time at Anfield is nearing the end?

After bombing out in the race for domestic trophies this season our hopes rest solely on securing a top-four position in the Premier League and daring to dream of progressing into the latter stages of the Champions League—where we have failed to make it to the knockout stage since 2009.

With a small blip in form on the domestic front seemingly behind us we now have an opportunity to pick up from where we left off in Europe, having ended the group stage unbeaten and with the second-highest goal return behind Paris Saint-Germain.

However, with Porto currently topping their respective league having stretched their unbeaten run to 21 games, our progression will not come easy.

The stern test which awaits us against the 27-time Portuguese champions has thrown up a series of defining moments for our squad, and it could signal the end for one of our longest-serving players.

Here are the sliding door moments ahead of our clash with Porto…

 

Writing on the Wall for Simon Mignolet?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, January 5, 2018: Liverpool's unused goalkeeper Simon Mignolet before the FA Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 230th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

If Loris Karius takes his place in between the sticks at the Estadio do Dragao, as expected, then Mignolet’s time at Anfield has most certainly come to an end.

The Belgian has never quite managed to convince that he is worthy of being our undisputed No. 1.

Despite making over 170 appearances in a little under five…



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