Klopp dismisses 2005 talk as Liverpool prepare for Porto

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The German has played just 18 Premier League games for Liverpool since joining last summer, but with 91 Bundesliga appearances behind him it's clear that Karius has some ability and potential.

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"The tests they face every week are much more demanding than the ones we have here in Portugal", he said.

"Two historical teams, both confident that they can get through".

However, results such as the 2-2 and 3-3 draws against Sevilla in the previous round make it hard to anticipate a Liverpool clean sheet, particularly given Porto are averaging three goals per game at home.

It was Salah's 29th goal this season, with six of them coming in European competition, while Firmino's 20 goals include seven in the Champions League.

He added: "We want to go as far as we can in the Champions League and having the second leg at Anfield will be a real advantage for us".

"We should be OK more or less - pretty much the only one who is completely out of the game on the plane is Emre Can because of his suspension".

Conceicao was appointed to end that drought, and the club are on track to do so - leading the Portuguese title race by two points with a game in hand over rivals Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.

No-one knows about the future. If Gomez is passed fit, then I think he could replace Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back. I have to make a decision for tomorrow night and that's all. Uefa's rankings of club performance in European competition over the past five years put them ninth, ahead of all English football's contenders bar Manchester City, one place above them in eighth.

It's all the more remarkable given that they're doing it all without the services of the man who was arguably their best player.

The Reds, in particular, boast the reigning CAF and BBC African Footballer of the Year in Mohamed Salah, whose stock continues to climb after a strong start to life at Liverpool.

There is a huge level of respect to Porto as a club and their experience in this competition.

"Loris (Karius) made some great saves that kept us going, and he was a big help".