Potential Liverpool lineup against FC Porto

Keylor Navas attempts to make a save from back-up striker Borja Mayoral

Keylor Navas attempts to make a save from back-up striker Borja Mayoral

They were beaten by Besiktas and RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stages but made it through to show up against Liverpool in the last-16 of the competition.

But off the back of a comfortable 2-0 weekend win over the Saints, and with their Champions League clash with Porto coming up on Wednesday, Karius believes that the 26-year-old Dutch global is starting to hit his stride.

For Liverpool, Wednesday night's last 16 first leg represents their first knockout tie in the competition since 2009. "On one side, you can think "Okay, first it's the away game and I think that'll be more hard and we can finish it at Anfield", but on the other side you can also say "OK, if we start at Anfield we can have a good start and then we can finish it in Portugal", he explained.

Liverpool will put their defensive solidity to the test when they travel to FC Porto during Wednesday's UEFA Champions League action.

"I think we need to at least go one round further so that Clyney can be involved, there's no chance for him in the next round against Porto".

"We can make one mistake, that is how it is in life".

I'm sure Klopp and his players will not have been affected by the "easy draw" references as he will realise that his side are up against risky opponents and as we have seen from this Liverpool teams at times this season, they can turn in performances that can lead to defeat against all kinds of opposition.

The Champions League Last 16, a stage Liverpool have not reached for many years.

"We had times when our backs were against the wall or we had a mountain to climb and the crowd lifted us to get us over the line". We are looking forward to it.

"Having the second game at home can be a real advantage for us", he said.

Robertson said: 'They're the ones putting us in front. I'm still young. I had plenty of experience in the past, but it's different if you play week in, week out again and not just come in every other week for a midweek game. I feel good, I feel strong and I always try to be there when the team needs me. Liverpool FC should edge out Porto in the first leg to take a lead back to Anfield. "We kept a clean sheet and scored fantastic goals".

Salah will be supported by Sadio Mane, and while the Senegal global has struggled to replicate his early-season form in recent fixtures - finding himself overshadowed by the North African and Roberto Firmino - he remains one of the competition's brightest attackers.

Asked about Mignolet, Klopp said at his news conference on Tuesday: "Nobody knows about future; or I don't know about the future. We are not too bad and we know that as well".

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