CL: Liverpool's Firmino wants to make Porto suffer tonight

Erica Murray
February 17, 2018

'When I arrived, the Liverpool offer for Salah was €32m plus €3m in bonuses.

"We are the underdogs I would say".

The duo spoke on a variety of issues ahead of the Champions League round of 16 tie.

"What I would say about the comparisons between Suarez and this current team is that there is a better blend here".

Klopp argued that Manchester City have been the strongest team on the continent this term and their 4-3 win over Pep Guardiola's side last month demonstrated they can challenge anyone in Europe.

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"I think there's a real maturity about Mo Salah now", Lampard told BT Sport. "He was always important, he was always fantastic for us, even in his not-that-good moments", Klopp was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Wednesday. "It is our job to deal with greater responsibility and I think we have done that so far".

The second roll-call revealed Cristiano Ronaldo as the only player who has scored more goals - nine - in the competition this season than the Brazilian, who has plundered seven, including one in the qualifying round.

"With Mane you have the pace and directness, with Firmino you have the touch and hold-up play and securing the ball, and then you have Salah that gives you a bit of both and delivers goals. I only answer nicely now because I am friendly and we are in public but if someone asked me about the round after the round in private I would leave the room". "I'm going to do what I can to help Mo score goals and to help all the team".

"They had their chances in these situations, they had possession and played good football", he continued.

"They might look to make it a physical game to stop those breaks, but they won't have come up against an attack like this, having benefited from a relatively favourable group".

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