Firmino fearless about Liverpool's Champions League future

Mar 09, 2018, 09:23
Firmino fearless about Liverpool's Champions League future

However, nothing official has bene signed and Juventus are anxious that they could still lose out on signing Can to other top clubs despite all the work they have put in.

"Why not?" He answered (via Sky Sports). "We are a good team, we can play against the big Spanish teams and we feel we can be a match for them".

This game was the antithesis of their 5-0 win in the first leg at the Estadio do Dragao, but a professional performance, a fifth clean sheet in eight European matches and no apparent injuries represented mission accomplished.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino insists that his side do not mind who they are drawn against in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Most teams would suffer a huge slump after losing £142 million worth of talent, but Liverpool have barely broken stride since selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.

"That's how our life is - do what you have to do and after that, start thinking about the next step".

Jurgen Klopp's men may not be able to catch Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, but they will at least be hoping to claim second place this season.

Chelsea and Manchester United could soon make it four sides through next week which would make an all Premier League meeting likely but far from certain.

Whether alterations, the five-goal cushion from the first leg or the imminent visit to Old Trafford affected the occasion is open to debate, but the game was played at a much lower intensity that what is considered the norm.

This fixture has seen 16 red cards in the Premier League - only the Merseyside derby has produced more in the competition (21).

On Monday at Crystal Palace, Mourinho's side were disjointed and shapeless as they fell 2-0 down to the relegation-threatened Londoners, only to rally and get the three points thanks to a last-minute strike from midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Firmino's form this season, he has scored 22 goals and also registered numerous assists, guarantees him a place at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

United are now two points ahead of Klopp's men in second place, ahead of what is usually one of the feistiest Premier League fixtures of the season.