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Liverpool belong in Champions League quarters, says Klopp

Liverpool belong in Champions League quarters, says Klopp

To compound a miserable night for PSG fans, who so badly want to believe this side can conquer Europe, Verratti showed terrible composure in getting sent off midway through the second half.

It's true Porto were disappointing.

However, Can insists nothing has been settled and all talks have been put on hold with Liverpool chasing second place in the Premier League and into the last eight of the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp changed a few things from his first-choice team, in particular resting Mohammed Salah but then bizarrely giving him 20 minutes during a meaningless finale. Another clean sheet for the Croatian. Days feel like weeks and weeks become months.

The Belgium international's current contract expires in 2021 but reports are claiming that he is looking to call time on his career at Anfield.

Seeing as Man City and Spurs are on pace to qualify for the quarters and Manchester United and Chelsea enter second legs level, it's a reasonable expectation.

Simon Mignolet has changed his agent as he eyes a summer move away from Liverpool and he could consider staying in the Premier League or moving to Serie A or the Bundesliga.

Was solid in his role today and protected his back-line well. A 91.3-per-cent pass accuracy is impressive on paper, but his lack of adventure with the ball increased the log jam.

"For Adam it was very important to play 90 minutes, you could see he got more and more used to it".

Liverpool wrestled the runner-up spot off United when they beat Newcastle United on Saturday only for Nemanja Matic's injury-time winner at Crystal Palace to enable Jose Mourinho's side to leapfrog age-old rivals. So much depends upon Klopp and his men negotiating ably what remains of this season.

"I think it was OK, we did our job and we are through the round".

Substitute Danny Ings then forced a fine save out of Porto's veteran Spanish keeper Iker Casillas with a looping header in the final stages. In the Premier League, the England youngster had not played since February 2 and not started since December 30 - with four successful dribbles in 45 minutes in south London, this situation must change for the good of the team.

"I don't want to make it smaller than it is, but on the other side I don't want to make it bigger than it is", he told reporters after the match. This is where Liverpool need to be.