Huge Champions League Boost for Liverpool Ahead Of Porto Showdown

Champions League Boost for Liverpool

FC Porto are faced with major disciplinary issues for their Champions League quarter-final tie against Liverpool.

The Portuguese outfit clash with Liverpool in Anfield first leg on Tuesday, but will be without two of their most senior players through suspension.

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Veteran defender Pepe misses out after being booked in the last-16 victory over Roma when ex-Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko theatrically reacted to a head-to-head confrontation between them.

Referee Cuneyt Cakir booked both players, thereby triggering a one-game suspension for the former Real Madrid centre-back.

Porto skipper Hector Herrera also got booked in the game and is banned for the match at Anfield.

Three Porto players go into the game knowing that a booking will see them miss the return leg back in Portugal on April 17.

The 21-year-old centre-back Eder Militao is one of those players, with midfielders Danilo and Otavio also at risk.

Left-back Andy Robertson will be missing in action for Liverpool after he was booked in the closing stages of the 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the last-16; the Scot set to be replaced by James Milner at left-back.

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There are no Reds players who would miss the second leg if they were booked, with yellow cards wiped after the quarter-final stage.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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