Photo: Ben Woodburn in training for Liverpool ahead of Champions League clash

Ben Woodburn of Liverpool in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Aviva Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.

Liverpool ace Ben Woodburn is with the Champions League squad.

Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn is in Portugal with the first team squad ahead of their Champions League clash.

The Reds face Porto this evening in the Champions League last 16 and are hoping to bring a positive result back to Anfield.

Wales international Woodburn is very much on the fringes of the first team and faces a battle just to make the bench, but the fact he has flown out to Portugal highlights that he is very much in Jurgen Klopp's thoughts.

Ben Woodburn of Wales (22) celebrates as he scores their first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2017 in...

The Reds blocked enquiries from Championship clubs to take Woodburn on loan in January.

Liverpool need an away goal against Porto and for that reason it might make sense to include an attacker like Woodburn on the bench rather than an extra midfielder or defender.

The teenager has shown for Wales he has no fear and Liverpool should not be afraid to throw him in at the deep end if the situation demands it.

Another notable name in Portugal was Nathaniel Clyne, who is available after injury.

The right-back has been missing all season but is returning at just the right time for the Reds.

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