Firmino Wants PL Team In UCL

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Roberto Firmino believes Liverpool would have no problem facing a fellow English club in the Champions League quarter-finals and could beat any one of their Premier League rivals in European competition.

Speaking to BT Sport on Tuesday night, Hargreaves said: "Finishing second in the Premier League would be a great achievement".

"This applies right through the team and squad".

His former United teammate Rio Ferdinand went one step further, saying rather than be content with a semi-final spot, the Reds have the quality to win the tournament. I think this season, I could choose this goal as my best and the first goal against Southampton also.

Liverpool want the player to extend his stay at Anfield but both sides have failed to reach an agreement over a release clause that his agent had been demanding. I'm very comfortable at RB Leipzig, though. "They are a really strong team, everyone knows that".

While Hargreaves and Ferdinand focused on the Reds' attack, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard suggested it is defensive improvements that make the Reds a unsafe proposition. "Our record is good against them".

Big-money January signing Virgil van Dijk will attract most of the attention, but Andrew Robertson - an £8million signing from Hull City last summer (The Independent) - has impressed in recent weeks.

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There is never any shortage of spice to the North West derby between Manchester United and Liverpool but if any were needed the battle for second place in the Premier League surely provides it. (But) we're not a little bit satisfied to be honest. This is our first year when we had the opportunity to do it so I think we are in time. This year we belong there. Next round will be very hard, that is clear.

"Of course I have to think about my footballing future", Can told German reporters after Liverpool's 0-0 draw against Porto.

However, that was one of few moments that got the home fans off their feet as Liverpool settled on their substantial lead.

Jose Mourinho has noted that the Manchester United supporters in the away end at Crystal Palace should be given tickets in an attempt to improve the Old Trafford atmosphere for Saturday's meeting with Liverpool.

"There were chances, we played well and should have won the game", said the Brazilian.

However, nothing official has bene signed and Juventus are anxious that they could still lose out on signing Can to other top clubs despite all the work they have put in.

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