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Steven Gerrard urges Liverpool to go all out and attack against Porto

Gerrard urges Liverpool to play to their strengths
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Steven Gerrard tells Liverpool to be fast out of the blocks in tonight's Champions League last-16 tie against Porto.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on the team to attack Porto from the first whistle in this evening's Champions League last-16 tie.

Jurgen Klopp's team will play the first leg at the Estadio do Dragao as they attempt to put themselves in a strong position for the return fixture at Anfield.

The team's defensive woes have been evident all season, but their attacking strength, which consists of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, has impressed.

"It suits this Liverpool team to go out and play on the front foot. They like to press and be aggressive," the Liverpool Echo quotes Gerrard as saying. "They have been scoring very well and I think they will have huge confidence that they can go out and score in this tie.

"If you can get an away goal, it gives you a huge advantage. Listening to the Liverpool players and Jurgen Klopp, you can tell that they are confident and are playing well so it is all set up to be a great tie.

"I think both teams will fancy their chances of going through. Porto are going very well in their domestic league and they always prioritise the Champions League so I'm sure they are going to be ready."

Liverpool head into the game on the back of a 2-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League.


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