Liverpool have discovered their fate for the quarter-finals and possible semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Reds will welcome Porto to Anfield in the first leg of the quarter-finals in a draw that is arguably the best that the club could have hoped for.
Should they progress, they will meet the winner of the tie between Barcelona and Manchester United.
Liverpool and Porto have met as recently as last season on the Reds’ route to the final.
Here is how the previous meetings between both teams have ended over the years.
Porto 0-0 Liverpool – 2001
The first leg of the UEFA Cup quarter-final clash ended goalless, meaning Liverpool had it all to do at Anfield. Gerard Houllier’s men were unwilling to give anything away on the road to ensure that they were in the driving seat for the second leg.
Liverpool 2-0 Porto – 2001
The Reds put in a dominant performance in the second leg at Anfield to ease past Porto in 2001. A well-worked goal from Danny Murphy and another from Michael Owen was enough to see Houllier’s side progress into the next round.
Porto 1-1 Liverpool – 2007
The next meeting would not happen until 2007. Liverpool were lucky to come away from Portugal with a draw on this occasion. Lucho Gonzalez scored from the spot for the hosts, who in truth should have taken all three points. As he so often would, Dirk Kuyt came up with the goods for the Reds in Europe.
Liverpool 4-1 Porto – 2007
The return game at Anfield was nothing like the previous encounter. Fernando Torres got himself on the scoresheet twice, while Steven Gerrard converted from the spot before Peter Crouch scored late on. It was not quite as straightforward as the scoreline suggested, but the win eased Liverpool’s qualification fears.
Porto 0-5 Liverpool – 2018
Sadio Mane once again stole the show in Europe with three goals during the first leg against Porto. It was a brilliant performance on the road, in a game that Liverpool really started to show their credentials to go all the way.
Liverpool 0-0 Porto – 2018
The most recent meeting was a stalemate at Anfield in last season’s second leg of the round of 16. In truth, the tie was already dead and buried after a stellar performance in the first leg from Liverpool.