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​Liverpool boss Klopp looking forward to FC Porto tie

Jurgen Klopp does not have any complaints following his side's Champions League draw, which sees the Merseyside club face FC Porto in the last 16 of the competition.

Liverpool were delighted to top the group, after a recent history of disappointing displays in Europe's premier competition. The reward for the table topping Reds is the fixture against Porto, which means they avoid all the big guns who were in the draw.

"It's just good that we now know it. Last Wednesday, when we knew we were still involved, that was our big dream: we didn't care who we would get. It was clear it would be a strong side," he said to Liverpool's official website.

"Porto are a strong side, first in the Portuguese league and always good. This year again they're a difficult side to play. They came through in a difficult group; they kept Leipzig – a really good side in Germany – behind them."

While FC Porto are a fantastic team with a great history in the competition, Liverpool will fancy their chances over going through. The attacking threat Liverpool pose will be the main reason for the side's confidence.

Klopp added: "It will be interesting. It's good that we have the first game at Porto, the weather is better there in February! Then in March we meet them at Anfield. We are really looking forward to it.

"We have time. Portugal doesn't have a proper winter break, one week or 10 days off. We have enough games to watch and we will watch all of them. It's in around about two months, so we don't have to watch the Champions League games too much.

"We have the league games. We'll see, so many things can happen – the transfer window, injuries, everything can happen. We dreamt of this, so we are really looking forward to playing the games. But I think we have 20 games from now until then, so a few things to do until then."

While the game is not for a couple months, fans are still interested in how the side would approach the game. For his part, Klopp did not go into too many details about how his side would approach the game in a tactical sense.

"It has to be a difference. That's how it is. You go there and there's no easy place in the world of football. We go there in the first game; I don't have a plan for that game yet! Then, of course, Anfield must make the difference," he finished.

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