This is the third time in the last four seasons Liverpool will face Porto home and away in the Champions League, and their two trips to Portugal (last 16 in 2017/18 and quarter-finals in 2018/19) saw them win both games with ease with an aggregate score of 9-1. Not a great deal has changed since those fixtures, with Liverpool’s team remaining identical and many of Porto’s players still around too.
Even though they were held by Brentford at the weekend, it was the fifth game in a row in all competitions where Liverpool have scored three goals, including their matchday one win against AC Milan at Anfield. Porto, meanwhile, have made a decent enough start domestically, but sit four points adrift of Benfica already. Their opening day draw with Atletico Madrid may give them some encouragement here, but they have failed to tame Liverpool miserably in their recent head-to-heads.
With Liverpool in scintillating attacking form, a win looks likely on a ground they know well, with a few goals to boot.