Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp hails Reds development in Europe ahead of Porto clash


Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp hails Reds development in Europe ahead of Porto clash

Jurgen Klopp has hailed Liverpool’s development in European competition ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Porto.

The Reds, who beat their Portuguese opponents 5-0 on aggregate in the last-16 stage of last season’s competition, are heavy favourites to go through this time around.

Klopp has praised Liverpool’s improvement in Europe

And the German took some time to praise just how much Liverpool have improved on the continent since he took charge, saying: “Our development has been incredible.

“The Europa League ride was brilliant until Basel (2016 final loss to Sevilla) and the Champions League was exactly the same until Kiev (2018 final loss to Real Madrid).

“We have much more positive moments in these competitions than negative.

“And that helps the team but that doesn’t mean anything for the game tomorrow night, only that we are now a bit more experienced and we saw that in the second game against Bayern (in the last 16).

“Everyone was like, when we drew here in the 0-0 first leg that ‘that’s not enough’. We didn’t even think it. It was clear we had a chance in Munich and we used that chance.

“Now we have to face Porto with exactly the same respect, nothing is different.”

Klopp is wary of the threat of Porto, even though Liverpool romped to victory over them last season.