We have the same chance like ev­ery­one else. Look at the squad Borus­sia Dort­mund has and tell me we are stronger than them. That is in­cred­i­ble. They can make five changes and you think: ‘Re­ally, they didn’t play last week? Why?’ There are a lot of qual­ity

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Be­fore Liver pool can dream of em­u­lat­ing Steven Ger­rard and com­pany’s triumph by the banks of the Bospho­rus, Klopp knows they will have to run the gaunt­let in what he ex­pects to be a fiercely con­tested tour­na­ment.

Napoli are ex­pected to pose the sternest test to Liver­pool in a group which also in­cludes un­fan­cied Salzburg and Genk.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team came within a whisker of end­ing Liver­pool’s Euro­pean cam­paign in the group stage last sea­son when Alis­son Becker’s su­perb late save de­nied Arka­diusz Mi­lik to pre­serve a 1-0 win at An­field that sent the Reds into the last 16 at the ex­pense of Napoli. Even if Liver­pool should ad­vance to the knock­out rounds without so much drama this sea­son, Klopp is wary of the re­stocked su­per­pow­ers certain to be ly­ing in wait in the lat­ter stages.

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