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Jurgen Klopp: 'Liverpool can compete with anyone'

Klopp: 'Liverpool can compete with anyone'
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talks up his side's chances of Champions League glory this season and says that the Reds can compete with anyone.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has talked up his side's chances of Champions League glory this season, saying that the Reds can compete with anyone.

Klopp's team face Porto in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday night, after topping their group before the turn of the year.

The German coach reminded reporters of Liverpool's thrilling 4-3 win over Premier League leaders Manchester City in January, adding that his players are capable of producing such a performance on the European stage.

"I know it already we can compete with them, I don't have to look at them," Klopp said. "I think probably the strongest football team in this moment in Europe is Manchester City and we played them twice already at the highest level.

"The Premier League is a little different but if we meet [City] then we could beat them. That is how it is. But it is not important right now. We are in Porto and that is the only thing.

"We can make one mistake, that is how it is in life. And of course we as a team we will never do that."

Liverpool's tie with the Portuguese side is their first in the knockout stages since 2009.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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