Tonight we will find out who the full card of Champions League semi-finalists will be. Liverpool travel to Porto with a 2-0 lead whilst Tottenham travel to Manchester City with a 1-0 lead. The Reds will be a whole lot more confident than the Lilywhites, and with Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk potentially back together again, they’ll surely progress.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 16 April 2019
The Portuguese side are more than good enough to overcome Liverpool over a 90-minute clash at the Estadio do Dragao and will be more than confident of winning, but whether they can overcome the Reds by enough of a margin to progress is a different question. Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita did the necessary at Anfield, and now that Jurgen Klopp has his favourite defensive pairing available they should be able to advance past Porto.
At the start of the season, as Dejan Lovren was injured, the Kopites were reliant on Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk and they quickly became the first choice pairing. However, they were separated when Gomez had his leg broken against Burnley at Turf Moor, and this clash against Porto could be his return to the senior side, and a return to dominating alongside his big Dutch teammate.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on a potential Gomez – Van Dijk pairing here:
— Bübbles (@bubbIxs) 16 April 2019
this partnership pic.twitter.com/TmpE8DSZQK
— Niko (@Keisarih) 16 April 2019
Best cb duo in the world
— LiverpoolRoyalty (@liverpoolroyal) 16 April 2019
— ^ (@VintageVirgil04) 16 April 2019
Finally together again
— Free Spirit (@fathimazebb) 16 April 2019
Virgil’s got his boy back
— conall (@cxnallLFC_) 16 April 2019
I’ve been waiting for soooooo long
— JOAK1M (@JAckelmante) 16 April 2019
I miss them together on the pitch
— Neneh Pearl (@pearlserery) 16 April 2019
The Reds are desperate to see Gomez and Van Dijk back together and whether it happens tonight or on the weekend they simply cannot wait.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience