Lovren: Liverpool 'see' Champions League final place

Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle                                       Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle

Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle

His side have qualified for the quarter-finals for the first time since 2009 after a goalless draw at home to Porto.

"Maybe four of them are then from England and that doesn't make it easier, to be honest, but I think we'll have a chance, for sure, to go to the semis and that's the target".

With his clean sheet last night, Casillas also broke a Champions League record for number of clean sheets kept in the competition.

Real Madrid and Liverpool are the first two sides to have qualified after the La Liga outfit beat PSG 2-1 last night in Paris to win 5-2 on aggregate. "We are a little bit satisfied, to be honest".

"The next round will be very difficult, I think that's clear, we have a lot of good teams - seven other very good teams will be involved".

So, at the start of the second half, as the veteran Spanish goalkeeper approached The Kop to take his place betwixt the sticks, he found himself on the receiving end of a particularly warm reception...

'We wanted to give a better impression of ourselves - not just for us, but for the fans here and those back in Porto.

"I think the boys did really well - we showed a fantastic attitude, a few pieces of really nice football and we defended very seriously".

Edinson Cavani scored an equaliser for the hosts but they never looked like overturning the 3-1 deficit from the first leg in Madrid.

Porto, the Portuguese league leader, had to go one better but Klopp's decision to field a strong team rendered that unlikely scenario even more inconceivable.

Of course the fixture with Manchester United on the weekend will be a massive acid test and Jose Mourinho will seek the frustrate the sparkling attack.

Frankly, the 25-year-old had already done the damage in the first leg with his remarkable strike at the Estádio do Dragão coming alongside Roberto Firmino's finish and Sadio Mane's hat-trick. "I'm looking forward to it".

Kopites can now begin to wonder what their exciting, attacking outfit can achieve in the final eight of the Champions League and beyond.

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