Photos: Liverpool train ahead of Porto clash in Champions League

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Liverpool were put through their paces at Melwood ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League last-16 second-leg clash with Porto at Anfield.

The Reds have one foot in the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club tournament, but still need to get through another 90 minutes against their Portuguese opponents to ensure their place.

Having won 5-0 in the first leg at the Estadio do Dragao, Jurgen Klopp‘s side will have been in confident spirits as they trained on Monday evening.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino during a training session at Melwoood ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Klopp was boosted by the return of both Georginio Wijnaldum and Ben Woodburn from illness, though there was no sign of Danny Ward or Andrew Robertson.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwoood ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

The manager oversaw light training under vastly improved conditions after last week’s snow, with the majority of his squad still recovering from Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Lallana during a training session at Melwoood ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Klopp is likely to make a host of changes from that victory at Anfield, with James Milner, Adam Lallana and Danny Ings among those pushing for a start.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at Melwoood ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah should be rested, however, with the Egyptian’s pace and goalscoring talents better saved for future games.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne during a training session at Melwoood ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Nathaniel Clyne was also part of preparations, with the right-back working his way back to full fitness after seven months out with hamstring and back injuries.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: Liverpool's Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp during a pre-match press conference at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Speaking earlier in the day, Klopp stressed that he expects Porto to “want to show a real reaction [and] hurt us in a football way.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino, Nathaniel Clyne during a training session at Melwoood ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

After Tuesday’s tie, the Reds are next in action away to Man United in the Premier League on Saturday, in a clash that could have major ramifications on the race for a top-four finish.


Liverpool Squad in Training

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, March 5, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mané during a training session at Melwoood ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg match between Liverpool FC and FC Porto. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Karius, Mignolet

Defenders: Van Dijk, Lovren, Matip, Klavan, Gomez, Moreno, Clyne, Alexander-Arnold

Midfielders: Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Woodburn

Forwards: Firmino, Salah, Mane, Solanke, Ings

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