Champions League show highlighted Liverpool's progress, feels Juergen Klopp

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The Reds' second leg meeting with Porto at Anfield may have ended in a scoreless draw, however, there was little to worry about on Merseyside after a 5-0 win in the previous fixture. "Considering all the affection the fans have shown me since I arrived in Portugal two and a half years ago, I would love to help the team win the domestic league".

"We're an exciting team to watch and we're learning to manage games better than we have done in the past".

"In games you need those moments of brilliance at times to unlock defences and he can do that", Milner told a news conference to preview Liverpool's Champions League game against Porto at Anfield on Tuesday.

As one of the most experienced players in the dressing room Milner has seen Klopp's relatively young squad evolve as the season has progressed.

"It was a big challenge for us, to be honest, in the preparation, it was different to other games".

Liverpool hold a commanding 5-0 lead from the first leg back in February when Sadio Mane's hat-trick and goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino blew apart the Portuguese Primeira League leaders. The chances of the "Dragons" to succeed are very small, the "Reds" made the result in the first game, so "Blue-White" will leave the tournament.

Liverpool eased into the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in nine years with no great alarm in a somewhat lifeless goalless draw at home to Porto.

The visit to Manchester United on Saturday loomed over this tie and it was only in the closing stages that Klopp made a decision to raise the stakes, sending on Danny Ings for his seventh appearance of the season after that long recovery from a second knee injury and then later Mohamed Salah.

So the game against Porto represented a fantastic opportunity to rest the key players - not that Klopp exactly took it. "Maybe one, two, three changes but only to win the game". He said, "We bought him not because he is a good lad, but because he is a good footballer".

"Yes, I think we are getting closer".