Jurgen Klopp will not rest Liverpool players against Porto, despite upcoming Manchester United clash
By Joe Shread
Last Updated: 05/03/18 8:12am
Jurgen Klopp says he will not rest any of his players against Porto on Tuesday, despite their crunch Premier League clash with Manchester United coming just four days later.
Liverpool host Porto in the Champions League last-16 second leg knowing they are all but guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals after their 5-0 thrashing of the Portuguese side in the first tie.
But Klopp says he will not take the opportunity to rest his players at Anfield on Tuesday, even though they travel to Old Trafford to take on their top-four rivals United on Saturday lunchtime.
He said: "It's not about rest. Porto have won all their games since we played them.
"They will strike back, that's what they want. They are Portuguese and proud and will give a fight.
"If anybody here thinks they come here and give the game up, leave their star players at home or whatever they are mistaken. It's Champions League and the whole world is watching.
"I don't think for a second about resting anybody. I know it's Manchester United afterwards but we cannot change it."
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