Adel Taarabt all the map in which by map of a press convention.© AFP
Benfica midfielder Adel Taarabt insisted Monday the Portuguese facet must always not hang any dread of Liverpool ahead of their Champions League quarter-final tie against the English giants. Benfica will probably be taking a stare to drag off one other shock against six-time European champions Liverpool after already seeing off Barcelona within the neighborhood stage and Ajax within the final 16. "Obviously we hang a possibility, we're within the quarter-finals," acknowledged Taarabt, who spent seven years in England with Tottenham, QPR and Fulham.
"Liverpool are a staff we respect however we don't dread them. We know the typical they've."
Benfica, European Cup winners in 1961 and 1962, sit third within the Primeira Liga after parting ways with coach Jorge Jesus in December, with Nelson Verissimo now in duration in-between price.
"If we play at our simplest presumably we can extinguish out Liverpool's strengths," Verissimo acknowledged in a press convention in Lisbon on the eve of Tuesday's first leg.
"They hang an immense squad. They hang many attacking alternate choices. They'll play vertically or out huge. They press excessive. I'm sure they've looked at us and we've looked at them.
"We know when defending we want to be very, very compact love we had been against Ajax. The tie is refined and all of us know we want to be at our simplest to hang a possibility."
Earlier, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp declared he modified into once "overjoyed" with star ahead Mohamed Salah's contract field and a completely-match facet.
British media reports on the weekend urged the Egypt ahead, whose deal runs till 2023, modified into once end to agreeing a brand fresh contract that could snatch him at Anfield till the pause of his profession.
Klopp, requested about the 29-year-frail star striker's contract position at his pre-match press convention, acknowledged: "I'm contented with it because there's nothing fresh to verbalize.
"It is precise. The decisive occasions are talking to every a form of and that's the reason all I need."
The German supervisor added he had a corpulent squad on hand with Curtis Jones, Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold all match.
"I contemplate Curtis modified into once exact a dinky bit swelling (after Saturday's 2-0 Premier League snatch over Watford), (however is) magnificent. Same with Joel," acknowledged Klopp.
"And Trent educated now four or five days, no longer sure exactly, however he's willing as neatly."
Naby Keita, who overlooked Saturday's match with a knee anguish, also educated on Monday.
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