Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is adamant that his side will make FC Porto ‘suffer’ when the two sides lock horns in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Reds have flown out to Portugal ahead of their first leg clash with Porto in the round of 16 and will know that securing an advantage heading back to Anfield could be hugely important.
Firmino, as quoted by the Daily Mail, addressed the media today and insisted that his side are fully prepared for the test that awaits them.
I don’t know if Porto are going to be afraid but we are going to make their life difficult and make them suffer. I’m going to do what I can to help him score goals and to help all the team. I also want to help myself to make a good season.
Porto are an excellent team with a good tradition in the Champions League. It is going to be a tough game and we will have to be at our best. Porto are a strong team.
I know a bit about them. We haven’t seen the videos yet but we know that physically and tactically it is going to be a very strong test.
The Brazilian international has been in quite sublime form for Liverpool throughout the course of the season and heads into the game full of confidence. He scored and executed an assist in style at the weekend as the Reds defeated Southampton 2-0 in the Premier League.
Liverpool will be keen to see off Porto but will be well aware of just how dangerous their counterparts can be, as Firmino has alluded to.