Liverpool cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 5-0 aggregate win over Porto in the last-16.
If you go away from home and beat someone 5-0 then you’re nearly sure to go and get a similar result at home, right?
Klopp gave the likes of Alberto Moreno and Joe Gomez a run out while Adam Lallana, featuring in his first European match since the 2016 Europa League final, got some much-needed minutes under his belt as he continued his comeback from injury.
“We’re an exciting team to watch”.
Both players have suffered with illness over the last week and despite returning to training will not be fit enough to take part against the Portuguese giants.
However, no side have ever recovered from a 5-0 home defeat to progress from the second leg in 29 occasions of the competition’s history and Porto’s record in England is woeful as they have not won in 17 visits, losing 15 times.
Liverpool were a long way from their swashbuckling Premier League form and Klopp will hope they have not lost any impetus ahead of the crunch clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
In what was a subdued first half at Anfield, Sadio Mane looked the brightest player in a Liverpool shirt and had the two best chances of the period.
Klopp, however, could be tempted to give 32-goal Salah, who has played 3,060 minutes for his club this term, and 22-goal Roberto Firmino (3,053) a rest in a game that is essentially a dead rubber.
Karius was called upon seven minutes into the second half as he produced a fine low save to deny Abdul Majeed Waris.
Vincent Aboubakar was their star in the group stages with five goals in five appearances.
Liverpool are undefeated in their last 11 games in Champions League.
A draw is available at 7/2 odds at Betfair, and an away win can get you 6/1 odds at Bet365.
Lallana completed 83% of his passes and was dispossessed twice.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson appeared to pick up a knock to his thigh near the end of the 0-0 draw against FC Porto this evening.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he is not taking the tie for granted and will make only two-three changes to his starting eleven for the game.
But the Reds boss was not concerned with what was largely a lacklustre display, and instead put his focus on the side reaching a level the club hadn’t seen in Europe in almost a decade.