Mourinho explains why Porto have ‘a chance’ against Liverpool

Joe Williams
Jose Mourinho Manchester United

Jose Mourinho thinks his former club Porto have “a chance” of upsetting the odds against Liverpool in the Champions League.

The Reds beat the Portuguese outfit 5-0 in the Estadio do Dragao at the last-16 stage last campaign with Jurgen Klopp’s side reaching the final, where they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.

However, Mourinho doesn’t think it will be as simple for Liverpool this time around with the club currently in the middle of a Premier League title challenge.

“Porto have a chance to win and go through,” Mourinho told ANTF Forum this week (via A Bola).

‘Compared with last season, I think Sergio Conceicao will ask himself questions about what happened in order to do something different this time around.

“The tie is open and what happened last year, I believe, can play for Porto in both games.

“Liverpool have absolutely fantastic individual quality, but they are disputing the league title which means that they will not rest players in the previous game or between the two games.”

Liverpool will face Southampton this weekend before facing Porto either side of a clash against Chelsea in the Premier League.