"But my players are not silly, they do not underestimate things like this. In my opinion, in a lot of these moments, they are the best team in the world". "To be that, you have to win trophies, and that's something... No way. That's exactly what Porto are thinking", Klopp added.
"When did he say that?" "What we do tomorrow we show on the pitch, not at the press conference", Klopp said with a wry smile. We have to fight really hard. "It's not easy, we know that, but we should not think about anything else".
"We're not here to celebrate our situation", he said.
They are the only remaining side in the Champions League to have won 100% of their home games in the competition this season (4/4).
Klopp revealed the Reds spent 45 minutes yesterday studying that second-leg performance from Porto in the last round. I didn't really like the game previous year. "Until we were 2-0 up it was a really open game".
"We were really good in the first leg and we will have to be really good tomorrow again".
Milner agreed: "The result a year ago was a bit of a false result".
The likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino appeared in very high spirits as they adapted to their new environment on Tuesday.
"Liverpool are unbeaten in their seven previous European ties with Porto and I expect them to win in the Estadio de Dragao although it is unlikely to be as emphatic a scoreline as last season's last 16 tie when the Reds romped to a 5-0 success", Owen told BetVictor.
Joel Matip will nearly certainlyalmost partner Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the Liverpool defence on Wednesday.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to make a few rotations to his first-team squad but the manager will be happy that Robertson is returning back from suspension and the Scott will take up his place at left-back meaning James Milner will start on the bench.
"Pepe and Herrera are coming back and they are key players", said the Klopp.