Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Liverpool's Defence & Other Talking Points Ahead Of Liverpool v PSG

Liverpool's Defence & Other Talking Points Ahead Of Liverpool v PSG

Real Madrid denied Liverpool a sixth Champions League title in last season's final, but Klopp believes there are now no limits for his side.

Firmino was a doubt for the game after being forced off against Spurs at the weekend with a nasty eye injury caused by Jan Vertonghen at Wembley.

"The three in midfield did an outstanding job, but they only can do it when the two wingers in how we play and the number nine are helping in all these situations to keep the formation compact". Prior to Daniel Sturridge heading home their opening goal of the game, Neymar had dropped back to help his defence deal with the home side's relentless pressure.

"If you play against PSG you have to reach the next level". I have never seen him as fit as he is in the moment.

"I am very happy to have made my debut for PSG in the Champions League but also very disappointed because we had come back very well into the match", said the Cameroon worldwide.

"We were in trouble in the first half, but we showed character and scored".

"It's still so unbelievably hard, you can't plan it".

There were many times at Barcelona when Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez would display their annoyance with Neymar's decision-making and habit of holding on to the ball a little bit too long, but he would get away with it at the Camp Nou because the players around him made up for his shortcomings. But they were so in the game and it's not only that we fight a lot - and I love that - but we played football as well, and that looked really confident. "You can not play at 95 per cent, you have to reach 100 per cent or you have no chance", said Klopp.

My only gripe is that I think Georginio Wijnaldum has done an excellent job and doesn't deserve to be dropped.

And on a typically thunderous Champions League night at Anfield, Liverpool simply carried on where they left off here past year, emphasising once more that they will be a force to be reckoned with this season - and serious contenders should they reach the knockout stage.

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