Klopp says team needs to give exactly right amount of respect to Porto

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Published on April 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

Klopp says team needs to give exactly right amount of respect to Porto

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp feels the team need to forget about their 5-0 domination of Porto last year, exercising caution as the Portuguese side visit Anfield.

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Klopp says team needs to give exactly right amount of respect to Porto

SHOWS: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (APRIL 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER JUERGEN KLOPP, ON LAST YEAR'S 5-0 THRASHING OF PORTO TO KNOCK THEM OUT OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, SAYING: "I'm not really interested in it, I know my players now well enough and they don't think about things like that, they have complete focus on the job to do, and the job we have to do tomorrow night has nothing to do with last year.

It's all about showing exactly the right amount of respect but not a little bit more because we have to be strong, we have to be clear, direct in the right moments, creative in other moments, there are a lot of things to do against a really strong Porto side, and it can be a little bit of a wild game because they are really good in pressing and counter pressing, they do that really well organised, they cross early, bring the bodies in the box, offensively physically really strong, creative in midfield, experienced and young, full backs (are) good crossers, all that stuff.

So, there's a lot to expect and I hope we are prepared.

We tried everything to be as well prepared as possible." STORY: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday (April 8) his team's recent late wins show a never say die attitude that gives them confidence in their domestic and European campaigns on the eve of their quarter-final clash with Porto.

Liverpool knocked out Porto 5-0 on aggregate in the Champions League last season with all goals coming in the away leg in Portugal.

The German said the side will not take anything for granted, saying the side needs to show "exactly the right amount of respect but not a little bit more".

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