SportsTop Story

Liverpool to play FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals

137

Liverpool have been drawn against FC Porto in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with the Reds playing home in the first leg.

The Reds reached this stage after progressing from a group of Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade, before beating Bayern Munich 3-1 in the last 16.

The draw for the last eight was held at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland this morning, and Liverpool were pitted against Sérgio Conceição’s Dragões .

Allocated as the home team for the first leg, the Reds will play Porto at Anfield on April 9/10, before heading to Estádio do Dragão for the decider on April 16/17.

They will play Chelsea at Anfield in between those two clashes, with Maurizio Sarri’s top-four chasers making the trip to Merseyside on April 14, kicking off at 4.30pm (BST).

Though it had been mooted that the Reds would benefit from focusing solely on the Premier League this campaign as they chase City in the title race, Klopp has clearly set his sights on two trophies.

Taking on Porto will no doubt prove a tough task, with the Portuguese outfit beating AS Roma to reach the quarter-finals.

Last season’s run to the Champions League final was a truly memorable one for supporters, let down by a miserable defeat to Real Madrid in Kyiv.

This time around, Liverpool will be determined to go one better and lift their sixth European Cup in Madrid this May.

Leave a comment

Related Articles

NFF confirms Manu Garba as U-17 coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former U-17 World Cup winner...

Breaking: Emefiele gets N50m bail

A former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, was on Friday...

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich: Breathless game at the Emirates ends 2-2

Dramatic Champions League night at the Emirates ends in a draw as...

Sports Minister salutes Super Falcons’ doggedness as 16-year-old jinx is broken

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, has applauded the Super...

Just in: Paris 2024: Super Falcons break 16-year-old jinx, qualify for the Olympics

After 16 years, the Super Falcons qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics...

EFCC to clampdown on schools, hotels, supermarkets, others dollarizing transactions

….vows to put in jail anyone found to be dollarizing the economy...

Billionaire philanthropist Tony Elumelu mulls buying NPFL team

As part of his corporate social responsibility, billionaire banker and philanthropist Tony...

Breaking: Nigeria to get oil-backed $1bln Afreximbank loan in May

Nigeria is set to receive $1.05 billion from a syndicated loan backed...

Breaking: Court remands Binance executive in Kuje prison

A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded Binance executive, Tigran Gambaryan,...

Ex-CBN Gov. Emefiele arrives Lagos court, faces fresh 26-count charge

Godwin Emefiele, the immediate past Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, has arrived...

Liverpool’s title ambition suffers huge dent with 2-2 draw at Old Trafford

With seven games to go in Jurgen Klopp’s era in the Premier...

Paris 2024: Sports Minister urges Super Falcons to be resilient in Pretoria second leg encounter

As the Super Falcons gear up for the crucial second leg of...

Ex-CBN Gov. Emefiele faces fresh 26-count charge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a fresh 26-count...

Sports Minister collaborates with NNPCL to promote national health, wellness

Sen. John Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, says increased involvement in...

We will bounce back in Pretoria, says Bayana coach Desiree Ellis

After their first-leg defeat by the Super Falcons in Abuja on Friday,...

Global peace is attainable, says Pres. Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has called for a peaceful, just, and inclusive society,...

Paris 2024: Super Falcons outplay Bayana Bayana in Abuja, win first leg 1-0

Hard-fought victory for the Super Falcons in Abuja as Rasheedat Ajibade’s goal...

Nigerian Idol 2024: Simi, D’banj, Obi Asika dropped

In anticipation of the upcoming season of Nigerian Idol, fans are buzzing...

New York records 4.8 magnitude earthquake

The earthquake sent tremors from Philadelphia to Boston and jolting buildings in...

Gavi pledges $250m grant for Nigeria’s vaccine initiatives

In a bid to strengthen Nigeria’s healthcare system, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,...