"I'm feeling good, I'm feeling strong and getting consistent game-time helps a lot".
"They had their chances in these situations, they had possession and played good football", he continued.
There is a caveat, of course.
Porto coach Sergio Conceicao is hoping his stingy defence can thwart the Liverpool offensive - they have conceded just once in the last six league and cup games. The onus has shifted to the rest of the attack and Firmino has responded.
Klopp believes Coutinho's absence has enabled Firmino to earn more credit, rather than find more form, arguing he has been consistently good for the last three years. That's how it is.
Mikaela Shiffrin's debut at PyeongChang Olympics has been postponed again
For now, though, she must wait to get in a starting gate, along with all the other Alpine skiers. Of course, that's assuming they ever get around to doing any racing at all in Alpine skiing.
'Both profit from our style of play that's for sure, Klopp said.
"If you watch us we don't always play the same system so maybe we can surprise each other". Is he underrated? I don't think so, not anymore. "I know it's a close race". I've no idea what he was doing on the bench next to Rafa Benitez but he didn't pick up any tactical nous. People with a football brain judge him right. "You have to cause them problems, problems and problems".
Having turned down the chance to take over Leicester a year ago, the lure of returning to the club where he enjoyed two highly successful seasons in his first spell at the club as a player in the late nineties proved too irresistible. It's fair to say the former Liverpool defender has struggled. They will be coming into the game high on confidence having recently dismantled Chaves 4-0 in the league. But in Liverpool they are facing a team capable of brilliance, as shown when becoming the only side to have overcome Pep Guardiola's Manchester City this season. "I don't want to make pressure or rush him; it would be cool if he is available but we will see". Back then, the Serie A champions handed a youthful, thrilling attacking side a lesson, giving Monaco's youngsters a dose of reality as the French side's vaunted attack was left looking rather toothless.
Porto are now top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, but losses to Besiktas and RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stage prove they are not without fault. Collectively, they may be the fastest and most fearless forward line in the Champions League. "Usually if somebody asks me about the next round I leave the room immediately". "It is our job to deal with greater responsibility and I think we have done that so far".
"I don't like talking about the round after the round you are playing".