Jurgen Klopp Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool have drawn FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals after they beat Bayern Munich in the Round of 16.

FC Porto will visit Anfield on April 9, with the return leg is set to be played at the Estadio do Dragao on April 17.

Last season too these two clubs came up against each other in the Round of 16 of the Champions League and Liverpool ended up wrapping up the tie after winning the first leg 5-0.

But Jurgen Klopp has refused to write out the Portuguese club claiming his players still have a job to do.

Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “What can I say? It’s Porto and we’ve played there already and we know how good we had to be last year.

“The result, in the end, was a strange one; it was very good for us, of course, but it was a strange one. In the second leg, we saw the character of Porto and the quality they have.

“I could not be further away from thinking it’s the best draw because it isn’t – it is just the draw, it’s the opponent we have to prepare for and that’s all we will be thinking about from when we start preparing for the game.

“We have a specialist for FC Porto in our own team in Pep Lijnders being there in the past – and he always speaks with so much respect for that club.

“We will have plenty of information and that’s what you need before a game, but you still have to play it. Now we know it, let’s prepare.”

Pep Lijnders was the academy coach at FC Porto from 2007 up until 2014 following which he moved to Liverpool and stayed with the club until January of 2018.

That very same month he left Liverpool to take charge of NEC in the Eerste Divisie but last summer he returned back to Anfield.

Almost everyone expects Liverpool to come out as winners in this tie of the Champions League and should they do then they will go on to face the winner of the Manchester vs FC Barcelona tie.

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