MARIBOR, SLOVENIA - Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Liverpool's captain James Milner lines-up during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between NK Maribor and Liverpool at the Stadion Ljudski vrt. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Porto: Lovren and Milner start among 3 changes

Jurgen Klopp has made just three changes to his Liverpool lineup for Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash away to Porto.

The Reds made a great start to their European campaign finishing top of Group E, three points ahead of both Sevilla and Spartak Moscow.

Undefeated in the group stage, Klopp’s side set up a knockout tie against Porto, with the first of two legs coming in Portugal.

Boosted by a comfortable 2-0 victory away to Southampton last time out, Liverpool can be hopeful of another vital win on the road, and Klopp has retained the majority of his starting selection from St Mary’s.

Loris Karius lines up in goal, with the German rapidly improving after being installed as Klopp’s No. 1.

Ahead of Karius, a back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson will be hoping to defy the perils of an inconsistent setup and keep another clean sheet.

In midfield, Jordan Henderson returns having been rested at the weekend, with the captain joined by James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum.

And with both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in fine form, netting a goal each on Sunday, they are retained alongside Sadio Mane.

Porto: Sa; Ricardo, Reyes, Marcano, Telles; Herrera, Oliveira, Otavio; Brahimi, Marega, Soares

Substitutes: Casillas, Pereira, Osorio, Oliver, Corona, Waris, Paciencia

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Substitutes: Mignolet, Matip, Gomez, Moreno, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Ings

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