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trophy push Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool's Champions League draw and reveals big injury blow

Liverpool will take on Benfica in the quarter-finals, before a potential clash against German giants Bayern Munich in the last four.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not getting carried away by his side’s title chances (John Walton/PA)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not getting carried away by his side’s title chances (John Walton/PA)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not getting carried away by his side’s title chances (John Walton/PA)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool cannot show any signs of complacency as they continue their push for trophies, despite a favourable draw that opens the path to the final in Paris.

Liverpool will take on Benfica in the quarter-finals, before a potential clash against German giants Bayern Munich in the last four.

Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid are in the other half of the draw, but Klopp insists his side need to stay focused on the task ahead.

"I know people will say we are the favourites and stuff like this, but that's already the first mistake you could make," Klopp told the Liverpool website. "We are too long in the business now to make these kinds of mistakes.

"I'm just really looking forward to it. I respect a lot what they are doing there, it's a massive club. I don't think I ever played there, to be 100 per cent honest.

"Lisbon, a great city, on top of that – I spent my last week off on holiday (before taking the Liverpool job), I got the call from Mike Gordon in Lisbon. So that's a nice memory as well; I was sitting in an outside coffee bar, I got the call and we made the decision actually in Lisbon.

"Of course, it's better to have the second leg at home but it depends obviously to the first leg, how you play there.

"That's what we have to try, that we create a basis there that we can use then Anfield in the second leg. It's a good one.

"The only thing I didn't want to have – I would have taken everybody – but the only thing I didn't want was an English team. We had that in the past and we went through, we played a final against an English team, it's absolutely fine, in the final anyway you take whoever you get.

"But actually I was just happy it's not an English club, not only because of the quality but because of the competition as well, we play them often enough during a season and it's good if you play somebody else in the European competitions."

Meanwhile, Klopp Klopp admits there is no player in the world who could replace Trent Alexander-Arnold after the right-back was ruled out for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury.

The defender's setback is a huge blow to the Reds' hopes of maintaining their pursuit of an unprecedented quadruple with a key month ahead including a trip to Premier League title rivals Manchester City on April 10.

Klopp does not have a ready-made senior replacement. Joe Gomez can play on the right but his preferred position is in the centre and the Reds boss will have to fashion a plan using him, midfielder James Milner and youngster Conor Bradley.

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Alexander-Arnold has provided a career-best 16 assists this season, plus two goals, and that will be impossible to reproduce from somewhere else in the squad.

"Trent is out with a hamstring, so he will cannot be part of England as well. No good news," he said.

"We will see how long it will take but, of course, to replace Trent is difficult but possible. We always did it.

"The way he plays, I don't know any player who plays like Trent in the world. So it will be difficult to find a one versus one replacement.

"We have Joe. Theoretically we can change the system as well. These kinds of things, so we have a couple of options, but you are right he is very influential."

Klopp also has an injury worry over Mohamed Salah, who was only fit enough for a place on the bench in Wednesday’s win at Arsenal – the game in which Alexander-Arnold was injured but still completed 90 minutes.

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