Klopp: "Underrated" Firmino Now Getting More Credit After Coutinho Exit

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes the Reds are capable of Champions League glory

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes the Reds are capable of Champions League glory

Liverpool will be hoping that they can continue their impressive Champions League form heading into the knockout phase. "If I play a good game then the goals will appear". Their 49 strikes combined are propelling this team's challenge.

However, the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona has given more opportunities to the England midfielder and Gerrard says the 24-year-old is now starting to show the Liverpool fans what he can do.

Jurgen Klopp's men will travel to Portugal to take on Porto in the first leg, and Firmino is confident the Merseyside outfit have the ability to put their hosts to the sword. "That is all", said Klopp.

And they did it in style with two 7-0 victories helping them rack up the second-highest tally of group game goals in the history of the competition behind Paris St Germain, who scored 25 this season. I hate talking about matches in the next round. They're doing it week in, week out and when one of them is struggling, the other one pops up, or the other two will pop up.

While Egyptian Salah's goals have been a revelation since his move to the club past year, it has been the performances of Brazilian Firmino that have been just as important.

"We want to go as far as we can go in this competition".

The Reds have not made the last eight of the Champions League since 2009.

"When I came in I said immediately that I was happy Roberto was here", the German said ahead of his side's last-16 tie against Porto. There's a buzz and rightly so.

In midfield, Emre Can is unavailable as he serves a one-match suspension after accumulating three yellow cards in the group stage.

The Reds splashed out a world record fee for a defender to bring the Dutchman to Anfield when they paid Southampton £75million in the January transfer window, but Gerrard says the investment will be money well spent if he can help Liverpool lift a sixth European Cup.

As the Liverpool Echo said: 'His leadership.and ability to keep his cool when the pressure is on is going to be key, it wrote.

Perhaps most significantly, he also admitted that it was "unlikely" that Vincent Aboubakar will be available to face Jurgen Klopp's side. Reaching the final of the Europa League in 2016 gave them a taste. Real are back to back Champions League winners and exactly know what it takes to go all the way, and even in the face of poor domestic form can not be underestimated to be in the Kiev final come May.

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