Liverpool fear nobody in Champions League, says Firmino

Liverpool fear nobody in Champions League, says Firmino

Liverpool fear nobody in Champions League, says Firmino

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has refuted claims that Liverpool will have an advantage over Manchester United ahead of their crunch Premier League fixture this Saturday. A top Spanish club?

He said on BT Sport: "People talk the front three and how risky they are and how good they are going forward but, for me, defensively they've tightened up".

"We feel we have played well against the top English clubs and shown we can beat them but we are not afraid of anyone in the draw". We are not afraid of anyone in the draw.

"Let's see who we will get in the quarter-finals", he added.

"If you are in the draw (at this stage) then you can not be afraid of anyone".

Of course I have to think about my footballing future. "We feel we can beat any side on our day, and we don't mind who we get", reckoned the Brazilian who has been instrumental for Liverpool this season. "You have to play against the big teams".

With Manchester United fans still scraping themselves off the ceiling after the thrill of their late, late show in the 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace on Monday, they now ready themselves for the visit of Liverpool to Old Trafford which will decide which team takes second place going into the last eight games of the season.

Firmino's been in excellent form this season.

Sadio Mane, having volleyed over a good chance from Joe Gomez's cross, came closest on the half-hour when he chested down James Milner's diagonal ball and shot past Iker Casillas, making his 167th Champions League appearance, but saw the ball rebound off the post.

Liverpool want to win a trophy.

Most players would rather avoid a league rival in the Champions League, as Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard agreed on BT Sport last night, but not Firmino.

At this stage of the tournament there is no seeding and no country protection, so we could be drawn against any of the qualified teams. - Reuters picMANCHESTER, March 8 ― There is never any shortage of spice to the North West derby between Manchester United and Liverpool but if any were needed the battle for second place in the Premier League surely provides it.

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