Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpool side not to get ahead of themselves before taking on Porto this evening.

The Reds go into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against the Portuguese champions with a 2-0 lead, courtesy of Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino.

Klopp, however, has cautioned his team against complacency.

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“We’re not here to celebrate our situation,” he said. “We are here to go to the next round.

“The season is not finished in this competition. We have to fight really hard.

“Porto have won all their home games (in the Champions League) so far, we know they are really dominating in the home games.”

On last season’s rout in Portugal, he added: “I didn’t like the last game because it was really strange. Until we were 2-0 up it was a really open game. We don’t remember things like this, we only face the result, 5-0.

“But my players are not silly, they do not underestimate things like this. Porto are a good team.

“We were really good in the first leg and we will have to be really good tomorrow again. We will have to play at our limit, 100 per cent, and not try to (just) come through somehow because then you cannot stand the power they can create here.

“I was here for the derby, Porto v Sporting a few years ago. We think we only have derbies in Germany or in England but then you come to Portugal and they are loud here. They know how to influence a game and influence an opponent and we have to be ready.”

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