Liverpool vs Porto 6 March 2018: Champions League Soccer Preview and Predictions

Sadio Mane of Liverpool stretches for the ball

"If you are that then you need goals from players like this and you want them to score".

"The West Ham game recently where we were in control, and they went and scored it was disappointing how we conceded the goal but our response from that, we settled the game down after that to get it under control".

Real Madrid and Liverpool both go into the second legs of their last-16 clashes in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday with a quarter-final spot nearly wrapped up.

"We've proved over the past few years we can beat anyone, but you have to be consistent".

Liverpool ground out an expected win against Newcastle at Anfield this evening with the 2-0 victory moving them up to second in the table ahead of the three remaining Premier League fixtures this weekend.

With such a commanding lead over Porto, Klopp could be forgiven for heavily rotating his team on Tuesday night as Saturday's huge clash with bitter rivals Manchester United looms large on the horizon.

Carragher has compared Salah's transformation from a winger into a goalscoring wide forward to Cristiano Ronaldo's positional development, and his former teammate Steven Gerrard believes that transition is down to Klopp.

Despite having a comfortable 5-0 advantage over their Portuguese counterparts the Liverpool boss insisted he has too much respect for his opponent and the competition to ring in the changes. We knew he was a very offensively-orientated midfield player. They are coming back but it will be too early for both of them.

'They are all desperate to play, ' Klopp said.

And Salah's goal return has vindicated Jurgen Klopp's decision to lure him back to England's top flight. We still need him and we will use him.

These two teams were seen as potential winners of the Champions League before the draw.

That Mane goal was the 200th Premier League goal of Klopp's Liverpool reign.

"I feel good and this is the time of the season where it matters most". In fact, Mauricio Pochettino's side have won seven of their last nine games in the Champions League.

"Now Joe (Gomez) needs to show up after being out for one or two games".

6 - James Milner has delivered six assists in this season's Champions League, more than any other player. Mane scored a hat-trick in the first leg, and he was also on target in the win over the Magpies.