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Liverpool will not step off the gas against Porto - Claims Klopp

Tue 23 November 2021 | 15:09

Liverpool are at the top of Group B with 12 points from 4 games and will host Porto tomorrow at Anfield. In the first round, the Reds humiliated their opponents 5-1 in Portugal, but it still seems that Jürgen Klopp will not change his approach.

"

When you sign a contract for Liverpool as a manager or player you pretty much have to win all the games,"

the Reds

boss told a news conference.

"It means there's a lot of pressure on their shoulders. We don't have to win the game tomorrow but we want to win the game. I hope it gives us the freedom to play but have the desire to defend and all those kinds of things.

"In our Champions League history since I was here we always had to fight until the last second of the last game to get through the group, that's the only difference but actually it's not in my mind. I know it's a difference, but we try to win the game.

"We know that our opponent will be motivated in the highest level, for two reasons, because we won there in the other game in a way they didn't like and another is if they win they have a final against Atletico in the last match of the group, so that's what they want.

"It will be a difficult game for us, I really hope everybody at Anfield is at their best, we always show up to win the game. We never take this thing for granted, I hope nobody is doing that, we need to put a proper fight together, I'm pretty confident we can do that."

Jordan Henderson

and

Andrew Robertson

are ready to play after injuries but it is not yet clear if they will play. One of the alternatives is

Takumi Minamino

, who scored a goal against

Arsenal

one minute after appearing on the pitch.

Klopp said:

"He played for Japan in the last few games because he's in good shape, he's in exceptional shape, we knew that

.

"That's why it's important for us. He's pretty much our first option for changing five positions, that says a lot, because he can play all the different positions and when he came on it was a wonderful moment, 40 seconds on the pitch and scoring a goal.

"You can see the confidence now and how good a player he is. He will get his minutes, definitely."

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