Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Klopp targets more after Liverpool end long wait for last eight


"One of the things when we were playing in it was to be very strong at the back and to build the games from the defence and then build forward", he said. "We feel we have played well against the top English clubs and shown we can beat them". We don't mind. We are not afraid.

Lukaku - with 14 league goals to his name this season - has been branded a flat-track bully because of his prolific record against teams in the bottom-half of the Premier League. We are not afraid.

"Manchester United are very experienced and very fit, as we saw last night - they can score late, so I don't think they are too anxious about playing on Saturday and then again on Tuesday". They can drop the ball, literally, sometimes, but play with a vicious team spirit that seems to carry them from match to match.

But you may believe that the late surge of energy from Liverpool to salvage a draw was enough to earn the team some kind of consolation prize. "We feel we can beat any side on our day, and we don't mind who we get", reckoned the Brazilian who has been instrumental for Liverpool this season.

"Even if some of us will not be serious in other countries to solve their problems with the next big signing, then the next big signing!"

However, he is focusing on his club football first and would dearly love to win his first trophy with the Reds.

"I want to be part of it and am I happy to be part of the squad but that is a long away ahead", he said.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has insisted he is thinking "only of football" and is willing to wait before deciding which club he wants to play for next season. It's a game where the first goal is massive, but Liverpool score and have plenty of pace in the team.

League-leaders Manchester City and Liverpool are through to the next round after seeing off Basel and Porto respectively - both scoring five goals on aggregate.

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