Robert Firmino: 'Liverpool can challenge anyone in the Champions League'

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Liverpool are now third on the Premier League table with 60 points, just two behind second-placed Manchester United whom they'll be facing in their next game on Saturday.

While United face a tricky Champions League last 16-second leg against Seville three days after they face Liverpool, Juergen Klopp's side goes into the game having booked their place in the last eight of Europe's elite competition.

It couldn't have been an easier passage for the five-time European champions, either, as they coasted to a 0-0 draw against Porto to clinch a 5-0 aggregate win in the last 16.

It's been a good week for Liverpool and Manchester City, both of whom booked their place in the Champions League quarter-final this week.

The outcome takes Liverpool clear of Manchester United in second place, in spite of the fact that the Red Devils can jump their opponents in the event that they beat Crystal Palace on Monday.

"We gave a good performance and we got a draw. Why not?", Firmino told British media.

'We have shown in the past few seasons we can beat all the English clubs.

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United trailed to goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt before Chris Smalling gave the visitors a lifeline. Since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager, Manchester United has struggled to secure a top four finish.

"I never had a time schedule in my mind where I thought "we have to be there and then have to be there".

The Brazilian would be equally unconcerned if next Friday's draw in Nyon handed them a date with either of Spain's top clubs - Real Madrid or Barcelona. We don't mind. We are not afraid.

"Of course I have to think about my footballing future", Can said.

Klopp has been charged with at least steering Liverpool FC into the top four for the second season running following their fourth-placed finish last term. "They are a really strong team, everyone knows that".

And even though Naby Keita is joining Liverpool in the summer, the report said that Klopp wants to add more dynamism to the midfield and that's what Seri can bring to the table.

"We are a good team, we can play against the big Spanish teams and we feel we can be a match for them".

"The season is not over, I have my objectives with Liverpool and I want to concentrate on them".

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