Champions League

Firmino: No preference over quarter-final opponents

Roberto Firmino (Getty Images)
Roberto Firmino (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Roberto Firmino says he is unconcerned as to who Liverpool will be drawn to face in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Reds secured their progression with a 5-0 aggregate scoreline, having scored all fives goals away from home in the first leg of their last-16 match-up.

They will now wait to discover their last eight opponents when the draw gets underway at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, March 16.

The remaining teams include Real Madrid, Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla or Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk or Roma, Chelsea or Barcelona and Bayern Munich or Besiktas.

Liverpool could face anyone of the qualified teams, with Firmino admitting he wouldn't mind playing a Premier League side.

He said: "Yes, we'd like a draw against an English club. Why not?

"We have shown in the past few seasons we can beat all the English clubs. Our record is good against them.

"We feel we have played well against the top English clubs and shown we can beat them but we are not afraid of anyone in the draw.

"We are not concerned who we get, we don't mind. A top Spanish club? We are not afraid. I don't think we have anything to fear from any side now.

"If you are in the draw, then you cannot be afraid of anyone.

"We feel we can beat any side on our day, and we don't mind who we get. I think we are a team who will cause problems to others.

"We are a good team, we can play against the big Spanish teams, and we feel we can be a match for them. You have to play against the big team."

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