Klopp says Liverpool must 'fight again' after Porto win

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Klopp was quick to praise Henderson's display and admitted that he has been asking the England global to play out of position for well over a season.

Fabinho played as Liverpool's most defensive midfielder against Porto and that allowed Henderson to play higher up the pitch.

In addition, Henderson chipped a ball to Firmino for another first-half chance and curled in an excellent cross after the break, only for Sadio Mane to be ruled narrowly offside after volleying into the net.

The Reds recorded a 2-0 first-leg victory thanks to first-half goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino.

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" There were one or two counter-attacks, and in the second half we lost a little bit of our rhythm and a little bit of our direction, and we should've played a little bit more in behind."
"It was a brilliant performance".

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Liverpool had their second when Jordan Henderson split the Porto defence with a superb pass to Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose low cross was tapped in from close range by Firmino.

It took Jurgen Klopp's men just five minutes to open the scoring as Keita got his second goal in as many games having waited nine months to open his Liverpool account.

However, that proved a luxury that Liverpool could afford to take as they look set for a second Champions League semi-final in as many years.

"We hoped it would be like this because the last game he got better and better until the last minute so we wanted to build on that", said Klopp.

On a bitterly cold night at Anfield, Liverpool were well below their best and Porto deserve credit for a determined performance after going two goals down in 26 minutes. 2-0 is a really, really good result. "We scored two wonderful goals, we were in a lot of really unsafe situations".

"We have to go there, we have to fight, Porto will do everything to strike back but that's how it should be in the Champions League quarter-finals", added Klopp.

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