Liverpool ran out 1-6 winners on Aggregate, the sole Porto goal from Militao becoming useless. The match clearly states the superiority of Liverpool over their European opponents on the night.
What awaits is probably a tough match against Barcelona in the semi-finals. However, Klopp needs to explain some decisions, such as starting Divock Origi in place of Roberto Firmino.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah contributed enough firepower either side of the half that Origi’s goalless showing didn’t matter but Klopp felt he can explain after the team showed up in style at the Estadio Dragao.
just respecting the fantastic form Divock Origi is in for weeks or months already, and bringing in fresh legs,”
“That’s all, the same we do in midfield because we expect a very intense game, we expect a hard-fighting Porto side. So we need to be ready for that.
“Of course Bobby is ready for that but because he never gives himself a rest, from time to time we have to do it. But it’s not a rest actually, it’s bringing in Div and having that option: speed and all that stuff. That’s what we thought.”
– Jurgen Klopp via BT Sport