Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is expecting a tough test when his side face Porto in Portugal during their first leg
The German has recently been a starting regular for Liverpool since the beginning of the new year and during last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Southampton, Karius made two key saves while the score was still 1-0.
The 24 year-old was naturally pleased with his performance and is now looking ahead to Wednesday night’s first leg against Porto in their Round of 16 Champions League tie.
“They play good football but we’ll go over there determined to get a good result in the first leg,” said Karius, according to the club website.
“Having the second game at home can be a real advantage for us. But for it to be an advantage we need to put ourselves in a good position in the tie.
“We go there with belief. Hopefully we can keep another clean sheet and get an away goal.
“We have some very big games coming up and now it’s important to maintain this form. We want to go as far as we can in the Champions League. We need a bit of luck in terms of avoiding injuries, but we can’t look too far ahead.
“The first challenge is to get into the last eight. We’ve shown this season that we can beat the big teams and we need to maintain this momentum.
“We could have played a bit better football wise in the first half against Southampton, but when you’re not at your best you need to defend well and we did that. We stuck together and scored two great goals.”