FC Porto v Liverpool

Fulham v Liverpool – Premier League – Craven Cottage

Fulham v Liverpool – Premier League – Craven Cottage

The Porto manager Sérgio Conceição's belief that his side can mount a comeback and overturn the 2-0 first-leg defeat was mixed with glowing praise for his opponents, who, according to Conceição, have moments when they are "the best team in the world".

Liverpool arrived at the Estadio do Dragao last night with plaudits ringing in their ears but refused to be drawn into the hype.

Klopp went on to warn his team about the atmosphere they would face.

"We can compare it a little bit to the City game a year ago when we were 3-0 up and everybody thought, "halfway through" or whatever".

Klopp reacted with something like confusion when Conceicao's assessment was put to him.

"If we were 2-0 down and going into the home leg, would we think we were out?"

Centre-back Lovren started in the 2-0 victory in the first leg but misses the trip to Portugal with illness, although Joe Gomez is available after recovering from a leg fracture sustained in December.

"We have Joe [Gomez] so we should be fine for that position".

Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson has travelled after being forced off in the win over Chelsea with an ankle problem.

"Pretty much all the rest are travelling", added the German.

Porto will be boosted by the return of two players from suspension, with defender Pepe and midfielder Hector Herrera available again after sitting out at Anfield.

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

But after hearing opposite number Sergio Conceicao say they at times play as "the best team in the world", Klopp told his players it is far too soon to be patting themselves on the back yet. 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.

Goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino sealed a straightforward win at Anfield as Liverpool FC look to make the Champions League semi-finals in successive seasons.

They are the only remaining side in the Champions League to have won 100% of their home games in the competition this season (4/4).

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. That, however, has not stopped Jurgen Klopp reinforcing the message that nothing has been decided. "If he can start and play 90 minutes in the Champions League I don't know, but can he come on when he is needed? Yes".

On the chances of Liverpool doing the double. They had chances, and we were very clinical on the counter-attack.

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