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Liverpool fans react as Jurgen Klopp picks surprise name against Porto

Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images


Liverpool fans react as Jurgen Klopp picks surprise name against Porto

Liverpool take on FC Porto in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash, and Jurgen Klopp has included a surprise name in his starting XI.

The Reds will be hoping to see the job through at the Estádio do Dragão, with Barcelona already waiting in the semi-final.

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Klopp has made an interesting selection for the second leg, with fringe player Divock Origi coming in to replace Roberto Firmino in attack (via the club’s official Twitter).

The Belgian has only made 22 appearances in all competitions so far this season, and is yet to start a Champions League match before tonight. He has not started a European tie since the Europa League quarter-final with Borussia Dortmund three years ago.

The former Lille winger will be hoping to make an impression as the jury is still out in the eyes of some supporters.

(Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Elsewhere, Klopp has elected to drop Naby Keita to the bench after some strong recent showings, with James Milner replacing the Guinean in midfield.

Liverpool fans react

With most feeling Liverpool have enough to come through the tie unscathed with a two-goal cushion from the first leg, some supporters got behind Origi’s surprise inclusion on social media:


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