Jurgen Klopp plays down Liverpool's 'best in the world' tag

Sergio Conceicao has been hugely impressed by Liverpool

Sergio Conceicao has been hugely impressed by Liverpool

Liverpool travel to Porto for the second time in two seasons, having blown the Portuguese champions away in the round of 16 a year ago, but both Klopp and Milner placed little significance on that 5-0 victory. "From the first kick, they will go with a clear direction". Dejan Lovren remained on Merseyside with an illness. Until we were 2-0 up, it was a completely open game. "No way. That's exactly what Porto are thinking", Klopp added. I think that's impressed me more than when we're playing well because we all know how well we can play - we proved it previous year, we blew teams away in certain periods of games.

Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson has travelled after being forced off in the win over Chelsea with an ankle problem. "However much we all love having Ox around, it makes absolute sense for him that he stays here".

"Pepe and Herrera are coming back and they are key players", said the Klopp.

"Militao can play right full-back, which changes a lot for them".

What must they do to better Liverpool? . He's been asked to do a job for the team and we know he'll do anything he's asked - whether he's asked to play in goal, he'll do that. The Portuguese side must have feared a repeat when two goals down after 26 minutes at Anfield, but recovered well to keep the tie alive thereafter.

Porto will be looking to avenge their humiliating 5-0 loss at the Estadio do Dragao in last year's Champions League while Liverpool will be looking to make back-to-back semi-finals for the first time since the 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons.

He added: "In the Champions League I think they have an advantage but with the ability we have as players and as a squad, I'm very confident".

Liverpool lost all three of their away games in the Champions League group stages, producing abject performances in both Naples and Belgrade before a narrow loss in Paris. Both have the energy and industry to boss a game of this type, and would allow Klopp the chance to rest both Keita and Henderson, the latter of whom picked up a knock last weekend. That, however, has not stopped Jurgen Klopp reinforcing the message that nothing has been decided.

"Liverpool are all about the way that I think about football", the former Portugal worldwide said through a translator. "I'm not sure. But can he come on whenever he's needed: I would say yes".

"After winning the first leg against FC Porto 2-0, Liverpool are now the most likely semi-finalists, ahead of FC Barcelona and Juventus". Liverpool's chance of a spot in the last four is 92% according to the Euro Club index.

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