No one wants to face Reds, say Hargreaves and Ferdinand


Liverpool beat FC Porto 5-0 across two legs in the Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday night as they look to add a sixth Champions League title to their collection.

Liverpool's Brazilian forward Firmino: "Yes, we'd like a draw against an English club".

'We have shown in the past few seasons we can beat all the English clubs.

There will be seven other very good teams-maybe four of them will be from England, which doesn't make to easier, to be honest. We don't mind. A top Spanish club?

Liverpool remain the only side to inflict a league defeat on champions-elect Manchester City this season, while Chelsea were beaten at Stamford Bridge last season. 'Liverpool are definitely one of the teams that can win this year, they are really strong and everyone knows that, said the former Portugal winger.

Saido Mane had hit the post for the home side in a largely forgettable first-half, whilst Danny Ings, who got rare match minutes, came close in the later stages.

He said: "Last eight is cool".

Despite facing old rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, Klopp fielded a strong side although top scorer Mohamed Salah and record signing Virgil van Dijk both started on the bench.

Romelu Lukaku has scored 99 Premier League goals; if he scores in this game he'll be the 5th youngest player to reach 100 in the competition, and the second player to score his milestone goal against Liverpool (after Harry Kane earlier this season).

If you are in the draw (at this stage) then you cannot be afraid of anyone.

"I think he has more (appearances) than our whole squad", said Klopp, who embraced Casillas at full-time.

"I don't like to talk about the future but if we continue like that in this form, we can see ourselves in the final".

When is the quarter-final draw?

This will be the 170th meeting in league competition between these sides - Manchester United have won 67 to Liverpool's 55 (47 draws).

But it is understood Can wants to insert a release clause into a new deal, a position Liverpool bosses are refusing to concede, and that has stalled any contract being agreed.