Fight for second place adds edge to United vs Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung Min celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg football match between Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung Min celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg football match between Tottenham

Emre Can said after Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Porto at Anfield: 'I prefer to not play an English team, but I don't care who'.

However, he is focusing on his club football first and would dearly love to win his first trophy with the Reds.

"We comment a lot on players in this job, and I actually made a - not a derogatory comment about Robertson - but I said I didn't think he was good enough really earlier on in the season, I thought he was more of the same as Moreno; better going forward, not quite good defensively". "Why not? We have shown in the past few seasons we can beat all the English clubs", Firmino said. "We are a good team, we can play against the big Spanish teams and we feel we can be a match for them".

While he didn't add to his tally of six in midweek, as Liverpool and Porto played out a 0-0 draw, he still did enough to warrant being picked by UEFA as one of the top performers in the round of 16. We don't mind. A top Spanish club?

The Brazilian would be equally unconcerned if next Friday's draw in Nyon handed them a date with either of Spain's top clubs - Real Madrid or Barcelona. "But I think we'ill have a chance for sure to go to the semis, that is of course the target".

"We are not concerned who we get". We feel we can beat any side on our day, and we don't mind who we get.

Juventus Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring their first goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg football match between Tottenham

Their 28 goals scored so far are the most by any side this season, and of the four clubs that have advanced they are the only ones to have shut their opponents out over two legs.

"Why not?" He answered (via Sky Sports).

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.

The Reds veteran believes the players he joined to help steer towards honours with his vast experience, now have enough about them to seriously believe they can go on this season and win the Champions' League. Alongside Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane, Firmino has become an integral member of the fabulous front three at Liverpool.

"You wouldn't want to be drawn against Liverpool".

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