Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has issued a dire warning to the FC Porto players ahead of their eagerly anticipated Champions League clash this evening.
Speaking in a press conference, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, The Brazilian international forward has claimed that Liverpool are up for the game.
“I don’t know if they are going to be afraid or not but we will make their life difficult for sure. We will make them suffer,” Firmino said.
“Porto are an excellent team with tradition in the Champions League. It will be a tough game and we have to play our best. I know it’s going to be physically and tactically a very strong game.”
‘Bobby’ as he’s affectionately known by Reds fans, has enjoyed a fantastic Champions League campaign so far this season scoring six goals in the group stages, only bettered by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Brazilian’s electrifying team-mate Mo Salah also scored five, meaning that the record-breaking PSG pair of Neymar Jr and Edinson Cavani are the only partnership to score more goals this season in the Champions League.
Firmino reflects upon this, as stated that he always wants to help out his team mates in terms of goals.
“I’m going to do what I can to help Mo score goals and to help all the team. I also want to help myself to make a good season.”
Reds fans will be hoping to get off to a good start in their return to the Champions League knockout stages, and tha favourable away first leg draw will aid Liverpool should they get an early away goal.
Liverpool play the first leg of their ’round of 16′ clash in Portugal this evening, and welcome tonight’s hosts back to Anfield in early March.