LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has warned his gamers that they aren’t within the Champions League semi-finals simply but after Tuesday’s 2-Zero win over Porto at Anfield.
Though the Reds coach is glad with the end result, he expects the Portuguese aspect will attempt to “strike again” within the second leg subsequent week.
Liverpool opened the scoring early due to Naby Keita’s deflected strike 5 minutes within the recreation, earlier than Roberto Firmino doubled the lead 20 minutes later.
However for the reason that Champions League draw, Klopp has been reiterating that Porto are a troublesome opponent over a two-legger.
The German coach is pleased to journey to Portugal with a two-goal benefit and believes his crew earned the win.
However he observed that even with a cushty lead, Liverpool had misplaced poise within the second half, changing into susceptible to counter-attacks.
The Reds have been additionally fortunate to not concede a penalty for Trent Alexander-Arnold’s handball and lucky that Mo Salah escaped a crimson card for his lunge on Danilo Pereira.
And contemplating the Reds might be heading to Porto shortly after a troublesome Premier League conflict in opposition to Chelsea, Klopp has warned that the job is just not achieved but.
Two-nil, the sport continues to be on, we now have to go there and battle. Porto will attempt the whole lot to strike again and that might be a very powerful recreation once more
He mentioned: “We deserved the win 100 per cent, we scored two great targets, we have been in quite a lot of actually harmful conditions. General it was a very good efficiency.
“Two-nil is a very, actually good end result, I’d in all probability have taken that earlier than the sport and I’ll take it now.
“That they had too many set-pieces as a result of they’re actually good in there and we don’t wish to give them away however that’s how it’s.
“The issue was a bit bit within the second half, we gave one or two counter-attacks away after which we needed to management it once more a bit extra.
“We misplaced a little bit of course, didn’t play that clear any extra.
“We have been nonetheless round within the field and all that stuff, which was good, however defending counter-attacks we needed to work actually arduous which prices you a bit bit and also you lose a little bit of rhythm.
“However all good. Two-nil, the sport continues to be on, we now have to go there and battle. Porto will attempt the whole lot to strike again and that might be a very powerful recreation once more.”