Liverpool hero Luis Garcia: Klopp's defence reminiscent of 2005 side

Annette Crawford
March 13, 2018

The Reds were the first Premier League side to book their spot in the next round with a goalless draw at home to Porto giving them a 5-0 aggregate lead but they could be joined by a host of familiar faces.

"It's time we showed up again", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said after his team secured a place in the last eight for the first time in nine years.

England legend Rio Ferdinand insists the Tottenham team can take positives despite failing to progress beyond the first knock-out round of the Champions League.

"Of course I have to think about my footballing future", Can said. They return as the competition's top scorers this season with 28 goals and will be feared by the other qualifiers.

Liverpool, who are now five points behind United and can't feel their top-four status is yet assured, had only two shots on goal at David de Gea in 90 minutes but Klopp said he wasn't disappointed b that.

I think he's a bit fed up with all of the suggestions that he can't deliver in the big games but I think it has something which has been caused by something out of his control - Manchester United's tactics against the top six. Whenever the criticism was aired that Liverpool lacked balls, for want of a better word, in certain matches, the German would trot out the line that leaders emerge and could not simply be parachuted into a team. "If it's not the right player, if it's not the value of the player in our minds, then you can't pay it". Our record is good against them. I think Liverpool got beat at Old Trafford and that's that.

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool could splash the cash this summer, if there are options available to inject quality into the squad.

"The season is not over, I have my objectives with Liverpool and I want to concentrate on them. We know the pressure here is to win - win the next game and then the next stage to win a cup".

The Soccer Saturday pundits have provided us with their predictions and key men in deciding the outcome of Manchester United v Liverpool, live on Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday.

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