“It is going to be tough, but it is a great time to be a Liverpool player,” he said.

“We have eight games left, fingers crossed, so we have to give it everything we have got. That’s what we have to do now, just focus on ourselves, give it everything we have and see where it takes us.

“And if you think about it, what is eight games? You have to believe. You know, just go for it. We want to reach the final again because that is what we are all here for.”

On Porto, he added: “We had a good result against them, but it’s not over and we know we are going to face an even harder game over here.

“We are not thinking we are through, but hopefully we can finish the job off and move into the next round.

“We know Porto can be dangerous. They had chances against us in the first game, especially in the second half and we know we need to do a little bit better than that.

“We will play our game. We are not going to defend the 2-0, we want to attack and play like we have been playing all season. Hopefully we create chances and score an away goal or two to make it tough for them.

“If we score one we know they will need four to go through.”