'I always tell the boys the truth when I analyse, ' said Klopp in his pre-match press conference. "I like Liverpool's dynamics, their game model".
"That's exactly what Porto are thinking".
"When did he say that?"
"So far it's a very positive season, but we are not here to celebrate our situation, we're here to get through to the next round".
They are the only remaining side in the Champions League to have won 100% of their home games in the competition this season (4/4). We think we only have derbies in Germany or in England but then you come to Portugal and they are loud here. It's not about how good our season has been to now.
Klopp revealed the Reds spent 45 minutes yesterday studying that second-leg performance from Porto in the last round.
Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick for Liverpool against Porto in last season's Champions League; only Luiz Adriano (against Bate Borisov) and Cristiano Ronaldo (against Atletico Madrid) have ever scored more than one hat-trick against an opponent in the Champions League, while no player has ever scored two away from home against one club. It was really open until we were 2-0 up but you don't remember things like that.
"We were really good in the first leg and we will have to be really good tomorrow again".
"We can compare it a little bit to the City game past year when we were 3-0 up and everybody thought, "halfway through" or whatever. We have to play at our limit, and try to come through somehow".
Joel Matip will nearly certainlyalmost partner Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the Liverpool defence on Wednesday.
Dejan Lovren has not travelled with the Liverpool squad but Klopp confirmed Joe Gomez will be fit to feature from the bench, having not played for the first team since suffering a leg fracture in December.
"Pepe and Herrera are coming back and they are key players", said the Klopp.