Alex Telles suffered an injury in latest round of league fixtures in Portugal. He did some light training recently but is nowhere near the fitness needed for a tie like this.
His replacements,… Errr! Sorry, Porto don’t have any Alex Telles replacements. The one and only left back in their squad, without whom they have 19 players, 3 of them goalkeepers.
Clubs usually play someone out of position when faced with a situation like this, but the strength (or weakness?) of Porto’s squad doesn’t allow even for such tinkering.
Liverpool will in all likelihood go into the match against a make-shift left back and the wingers must already be smelling blood. Porto it seems are all but a meal Klopp’s men must devour to reach the semi-finals.
All hail the injury lords!