Champions League draw: Man. United gets Barcelona, Liverpool vs. Porto

El gol de Messi al Manchester United en la final de la Champions 2011 en Wembley

El gol de Messi al Manchester United en la final de la Champions 2011 en Wembley

Murphy started his senior career with Crewe Alexandria and moved to his boyhood club Liverpool in 1997 and became a regular starter in Liverpool's midfield during his time - he turned out 170 times for the Reds, scoring 25 times.

The real headliner is the final matchup, however: Manchester United vs. Barcelona.

This may be a cynical mindset but Tottenham's lack of recent investment makes it hard to believe that they are suddenly going to throw away their frugality in the next window.

However, after two brilliant goals from Mane and thumping Van Dijk header, the Reds had stunned the German champions away with a classic Liverpool performance in Europe, one which will be looked back in fondness for many years to come.

Liverpool's challenge for a Champions League and Premier League double sees them come up against Porto, with the first leg at Anfield. The final, to be staged at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano, will be held on June 1.

This is Liverpool's sixth and final visit to the capital in the Premier League this season, with the Reds winning two and drawing three of the other five.

There is plenty to do before revisiting European action, however.

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Fulham have conceded 68 goals in 30 Premier League games this season.

Fulham, particularly in defence, have been hopeless.

Liverpool have avoided defeat in nine straight Premier League contests during their current surge, but have been forced to settle for a draw in four of those outings including each of their past three road contests.

"To win trophies, you've got to win at least one or two really tough games", said Solskjaer.

"Money doesn't always win", he told reporters. Manchester United struggled in defeat to Arsenal following their last-minute ecstasy in Paris but a top-four chase allows for slipups.

Those lost points have contributed to the Red's fall to second place on the league table.

Konchesky signed for Fulham in 2007 from West Ham and showed good form in London and made over 100 appearances before signing for Liverpool in 2010. The Reds can not afford to hand over any more advantages with the title no longer in the hands, and certainly not when City have a set of comfortable fixtures for the next month. Yet Liverpool fans will be excited that so much is still to play for as we head into the season's climax.

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