Despite settling for a goalless draw in an uninspiring last 16, second leg at Anfield, Liverpool eased past Porto 5-0 on aggregate thanks to a comprehensive win in Portugal three weeks ago. "But we are through, we are in the quarter-final, we have another round and we are playing well".
"If the player is the right player this club will pay big money", he said.
"We are a good team, we can play against the big Spanish teams, and we feel we can be a match for them". But in the second leg which was staged at Anfield, Liverpool could not score a single goal there. They have won four of their past five games including the latest draw against Porto.
United are now two points ahead of Klopp's men in second place, ahead of what is usually one of the feistiest Premier League fixtures of the season. At the venue of FC Porto, Liverpool got a big victory over them where Sadio Mane scored an wonderful hat trick.
Jurgen Klopp and Co. face a week's wait to find out who their next opponents will be as they enter the quarter-finals of the competition, the draw for which takes place next Friday.
However, that was one of few moments that got the home fans off their feet as Liverpool settled on their substantial lead.
Eight minutes from time, Sadio Mane went down in the United area following a coming together with Marouane Fellaini, but the penalty appeals were waved away by the referee. On top of that, Virgil van Dijk's arrival in January has solidified their faltering defence to a large extent, which has helped Liverpool become one of the most consistent teams in 2018.