The Reds are effectively challenging for silverware on just one front, the UEFA Champions League, but the race for the top-four is still very much on and they are now third in the league table, two points behind their arch-rivals.
This match could also mark the last time we have seen Iker Casillas in a Champions League game.
Liverpool won 5-0 at the daunting Estadio do Dragão, with a Sadio Mane hat trick and goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino securing the result. “Dragons” took 2nd place in the Champions League group with Besiktas, RB Leipzig and Monaco, the club for 6 rounds got 10 points in its coin box. He said, “We bought him not because he is a good lad, but because he is a good footballer”. Can Porto exit the competition with their heads held high?
“I don’t say the number of years but I think he obviously wants to play a bit more”.
The Merseysiders have scored 28 goals in seven Champions League games this season.
The biggest motivation to play tomorrow is to represent Porto. “It has a certain charm”.
Klopp showed he knows Liverpool don’t have to go all-out every game. I have a lot of fond memories in my 19 years in the competition, 21 if you consider when I was taken out of school.
Real Madrid and Liverpool are the first two sides to have qualified after the La Liga outfit beat PSG 2-1 last night in Paris to win 5-2 on aggregate. And beyond that, we are back in the final 8 of the European Cup, anxiously awaiting our next victims opponents, who will be drawn on March 16th. There are going to be great games and good ties coming up.
After the goal-fest that was the first leg, you’d expect more of the same, but the ball just wouldn’t go in the net.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges enjoyed most of the possession in the early stages of the half, although they struggled to carve out clear-cut chances. “I think we are in time”. The club is cash-strapped, and Casillas (the highest paid player in the Primeira Liga) will be released at the end of the season to further cut costs. It helps me shut down any arguments! We’re disappointed because we couldn’t cope with their attack but we must now focus on the next game. Life is to learn from your mistakes and we all have to learn.”We made this mistake – he looked fit”.