Liverpool had to work hard against Porto in the first half on Wednesday, but their class eventually told as they came out 4-1 winners on the night.
With Mo Salah back in form and the fabled front three all getting on the scoresheet, they will be confident heading into Sunday’s crucial Premier League game against Cardiff.
The Bluebirds will be highly motivated for the match after their win against Brighton midweek put them within two points of safety. Reds fans should expect this game to be a battle and a tight affair.
With regards to team news, manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Dejan Lovren, who missed the trip to Porto due to illness, is fit and available again.
Liverpool’s only other injury doubt is Adam Lallana. The 30-year-old has been out with a muscular injury but could return to the matchday squad for Sunday’s trip to Wales.
Liverpool’s Predicted XI To Face Cardiff:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Cardiff will be without at least four players for the game. Harry Arter has been ruled out with a calf injury, while Callum Paterson, Matthew Connolly (both ankle) and Sol Bamba (knee) are out for the season. Midfielder Arun Gunnarsson is also a doubt due to a back injury.
Cardiff’s Predicted XI:
Etheridge, Peltier, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bennett, Mendez-Laing, Ralls, Camarasa, Gunnarsson, Hoilett, Niasse
The bookmakers have Liverpool as favourites to claim the three points. They are 11/50 to win with Unibet while a draw is 13/2 at Bet365. A victory for Cardiff is currently 17/1 with Betfair.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to Liverpool