Jose Mourinho believes that his former side Porto have a real chance of beating Liverpool in their Champions League quarter-final tie.
The Portuguese champions have been drawn to face last season’s runners-up LiverpoolLiverpool in the last eight, with the first leg to be played at Anfield on April 9.
The Reds knocked Porto out in last season’s run to the final, winning 5-0 on aggregate in the last-16, and will start the tie as favourites to reach the semi-finals.
However, Jose Mourinho – who won the Champions League with Porto in 2004 – believes his former side have the potential to cause an upset.
“FC Porto have a chance,” Mourinho told the ANTF Coaches Forum.
“Compared with last season, I think Sérgio Conceição 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 an absolutely fantastic individual quality. They are disputing the league title, which means that in the previous game or between the two games, they will not rest players.”
Liverpool beat Porto 5-0 at the Estádio do Dragão in the last 16 stage of last season’s Champions League having drawn the first leg at Anfield 0-0.