The Reds will look to make the most of their home advantage as they welcome last season’s round-of-16 opponents for another big European night on Merseyside.
Klopp stressed in his pre-match press conference that the 5-0 mauling of Porto in that previous tie will have no bearing on the game ahead for Liverpool, but that it would undoubtedly serve as motivation for the visitors.
To that end, his side will need to be inch perfect this week, and fortunately the manager has been boosted by a near fully fit squad.
He put them through their paces at Melwood in an open session on Monday evening, with Adam Lallana the only absentee after picking up a minor injury in the buildup to last week’s 3-1 win at former club Southampton.
“He scored a beautiful goal, so decisive, so important,” he told reporters.
“And if something happens at the end of the season I’m positive that will be one of the decisive [goals], 100 percent.”
“He’s going to be missed. He’s been, I think together with myself from the back four, playing most the games,” the Dutchman said.
“For me personally, he’s having an amazing season. I think he’s the best left-back in the country.
“We’re definitely going to miss him but it is what it is.”
Liverpool have just five games left to play in the league, with the next coming at home to Chelsea on Sunday, but will be looking to extend their run in Europe with a big victory over Porto in the first leg.
Liverpool Squad Training on Monday
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Mignolet
Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson*, Moreno
Midfielders: Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Forwards: Salah, Mane, Firmino, Origi, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Brewster
* Suspended for Tuesday night.