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Reds ace wants more in Porto

11th April 2019, 08:13 by Michael Holland

Liverpool will have to be better in Porto than they were on Tuesday night if they are progress, Virgil van Dijk believes.

Unlike their last-16 clash just over a year ago, when Jurgen Klopp's side won the first leg in Portugal 5-0 to render the return fixture a formality, a 2-0 victory at Anfield still leaves some work to do.

Van Dijk knows they will have to put in an improved performance next Wednesday as their opponents have shown they can cause them the odd scare.

"Obviously we know it's going to be a tough game and to score two good goals was very important but the clean sheet was the most important thing," said the Netherlands captain. "We have something to build on. We kept pressing, we kept going - we played very well I think.

"Obviously in the second half they tried to change it up a little bit: some moments of danger, but I don't think there were any clear chances really.

"But we need to do it a little bit better, especially than in the second half. It's a good result and if we score one (away) then it's going to be even more difficult for them to go through.

"But the only thing is that we go in there to play our game, so hopefully we will create chances and finish them off. It's going to be tough because their fans are pretty extreme, like here, and I'm definitely going to enjoy that."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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