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Liverpool duo to miss Porto

17th April 2019, 06:44 by Michael Holland

Defender Dejan Lovren and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be missing when Liverpool take on Porto on Wednesday.

The Reds travel to Portugal looking to book a Champions League semi-final spot against Barcelona, but will be without the duo, who were both left out of the squad that travelled after missing training on Tuesday.

Centre-back Lovren was absent from the lunchtime session at Melwood because of illness while Oxlade-Chamberlain, who played for the under-23s at the weekend, was working on his individual fitness as he closes in on a return to action after a year out with a serious knee injury.

Both remained on Merseyside when the 21-man travelling party boarded the flight to Portugal later in the day for the Champions League quarter-final second leg.

On the plus side, however, captain Jordan Henderson - forced off in Sunday's 2-0 win over Chelsea with an ankle problem - was on the plane after training at Melwood.

Fellow midfielder Adam Lallana, who has missed the last three matches with a muscle injury, was also included in the squad as was Joe Gomez, who is yet to make his comeback after breaking a leg in December.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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