Liverpool want English team in Champions League quarter-finals, says Firmino


Despite settling for a goalless draw in an uninspiring last 16, second leg at Anfield, Liverpool eased past Porto 5-0 on aggregate thanks to a comprehensive win in Portugal three weeks ago.

"I prefer to not play an English team, but I don't care who", Can said after his Liverpool side advanced to the last eight of Europe's top for the first time since 2009.

Iker Casillas kept a clean sheet on what could turn out to be his final Champions League appearance - his 171st in the competition, a figure which no other player has reached.

"To have achieved three Champions League titles is fantastic. There were chances, we played well and should have won the game", said the Brazilian. But we are through, we are in the quarter final, we have another round and we are playing well.

"A top Spanish club?"

Liverpool will learn their next opponents a week on Friday and, with the draw free of geographical restrictions, they could face Premier League leaders Manchester City - with Manchester United and Chelsea also possible opponents if they can make it through their ties next week.

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Last season's last-eight famously featured Leicester City, whose fantastic run was eventually halted by Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid. We don't mind. We are not afraid.

"There is a good development in Liverpool at the moment, it is a nice moment, but if you don't show up in a competition like the Champions League then no-one realises it", he said. "We gave a good performance and we got a draw". "I don't think we have anything to fear from any side now".

"I haven't signed for any other club, I'm just focused on this season".

"Of course they are good teams".

Liverpool want to win a trophy.

At this stage of the tournament there is no seeding and no country protection, so we could be drawn against any of the qualified teams.