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Champions League quarter-final: Klopp names three clubs Liverpool must avoid



Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted he does not want to face any of the three Premier League teams in the Champions League quarter-final.

The Reds progressed to the last eight, following a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, after drawing 0-0 at Anfield in the first leg.

They can now face one of seven sides in the next round: Barcelona, Ajax, Porto, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham or Juventus.

When asked on BT Sport if he’d like to avoid an English team, Klopp said: “We all would do that, we all would say the same in the Champions League ‘let’s try to play teams from Europe’ but we will see.

“Somebody will play against somebody. But it’s nothing we have to think about now.

“Whoever we get as an opponent we will take and the boys love the competition and they really dig in in these moments and they give everything and I like it.

“The desire tonight, the attitude was outstanding, so many problems [James] Milner was – not at risk, I wouldn’t say – but he only trained twice after his muscle [problem] and I don’t think anybody else would have said ‘green light, I can go’ and then play in that game.

“It’s unbelievable. It’s just brilliant, Gini [Wijnaldum] plays all our games. Fabinho plays all our games after he came on after a couple of minutes.

“And again the front three working so hard, it was just brilliant. And again the players that came on working so hard.”


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