Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp, has laughed off Porto Coach Sergio Conceicao’s suggestion that the Reds often play like the best team in the world, claiming his side still has a “tough job” to do.
Klopp’s side beat Porto 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Anfield, last week, which makes them the outright favourites to book their place in the semi-finals.
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Ahead of Wednesday’s return leg, Porto coach Conceicao hailed Klopp’s side as the best team in the world, but the German has graciously played down his contemporary’s suggestion.
“Sometimes we are really good, it’s true. Hopefully, we can show it again, ” Klopp said, as quoted by Irish Examiner.
“It’s probably meant as a compliment but we still know we have a really tough job to do tomorrow and probably he said as well he believes in their chances too. Did he say that? Yes, then it’s all good.”
“It’s a compliment and you get those compliments by playing good football over a sustained period of time. But to be that you have to win trophies and that’s something we haven’t done yet. It’s something we’re trying to do this season.”
Porto haven’t lost a single game at home this season, and Klopp has remained tightlipped about the type of football his team would play at Estadio do Dragao, tonight.
Klopp on praise from Porto boss: “He said we are the best team in the world? Yeah, sometimes we are really good and hopefully we can show it again. It’s a compliment but we know we have a tough job to do.”
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“I don’t know yet,” he said.
“That’s the one football question I do not answer. What we will do tomorrow, we will show on the pitch. Not in the press conference,” he concluded.