Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Klopp: Liverpool Must Get Good Result At FC Porto

Klopp: Liverpool Must Get Good Result At FC Porto

The Reds have not made the last eight of the Champions League since 2009.

Jurgen Klopp will face competition from rivals Arsenal however, if reports are to be believed, as Arsene Wenger is seeking a replacement for the ageing Petr Cech. "That is how it is and we have to take it seriously".

Klopp brought a 25-man squad to Portugal as they will fly to Marbella tomorrow for a four-day training camp.

Nathaniel Clyne is the last player to get off the treatment table, after completing his recovery from a long-term back injury.

Yesterday the Kop boss bumped into Iker Casillas in a hotel lobby.

The last time Porto and Liverpool met in the UEFA Champions League was back in 2007 when Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Peter Crouch scored to burry Porto 4-1. Trent Alexander Arnold may only be a teenager but he has a real eye for goal from set pieces.

Porto haven't won the domestic title since 2012-13, but they are doing well this season and now sit at the top with a game in hand.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will assess the fitness of Joe Gomez ahead of Wednesday's [14 February] Champions League clash against Porto but has Ragnar Klavan available once again. Porto, for their part, find themselves in a bit of an injury crisis with the likes of star defender Ivan Marcao and top scorer Vincent Aboubakar doubtful for the last 16 clash. It makes no sense. I like that. but we are not too bad either, and we want to show that.

"We kept a clean sheet and scored fantastic goals, that's all we wanted". It feels good, everything is prepared. They are a mixture of football and fight.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good enough price to bet on Liverpool to win outright and as a result that is the bet which I am going to suggest.

"Because they are experienced, physical and good footballers with a good plan". It's quite a job to do.

"We've got two big aims now that we're out of the FA Cup, which is a disappointment, but we've got these two big aims to go for until the end of the season and that's what will drive us forward".

"He's a very important player and he doesn't always have to be the standout player". The system will never win the game. Throwing your heart on the pitch giving everything you have.

For the hosts on Wednesday night, Sergio Conceicao's Porto side will be looking maintain their fine recent run of form.

"It's all there. It's really exciting and we are facing a strong side. It will be very hard".

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