Wijnaldum won't be risked

06 March 2018 04:30:22 EST

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Georginio Wijnaldum will miss Liverpool's Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash with FC Porto.

The former Newcastle United midfielder has returned to full training but Klopp will not risk him against the Portuguese side.

Klopp has no other major fitness concerns but may be conservative in his selection as he has one eye on the weekend Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Liverpool won the first leg against Porto 5-0 and are 6/1 to win the second match at Anfield 2-0. The Reds are 5/4 to win the Champions League outright this season and 1/100 to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

Klopp said: "We had a few knocks after the game against Newcastle, an ankle here and a muscle there; not a muscle injury but dead legs and stuff like that. It was an intense game, so we need to wait a little bit.

"But, [there are] no major things so far that I heard about."

In contrast Porto boss Sergio Conceicao will be without injured quartet Danilo, Alex Telles, Francisco Soares and Moussa Marega for the game on Merseyside.

Meanwhile, Klopp is keen to make sure his players are not complacent heading into Tuesday's match, adding: "This is a fantastic test for us, a big challenge, because it doesn't just test our ability, our skill, our fitness; it will test the most critical attribute of any side that wants to be successful - our mentality."

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