Spanish press backs Liverpool to win Champions League

An eye injury had made Roberto Firmino doubtful to play against PSG

An eye injury had made Roberto Firmino doubtful to play against PSG

The victory ensured Liverpool continued their 100 per cent start to the season. "It is too early to speak about anything, but it is very important for us to focus more because we are Liverpool, we are a stronger team, and we will try to do our best every game", added Mane.

"One, two, three years ago the people would have thought that's a mountain we can not climb". It's still so unbelievably hard. "One of them a yard less tonight and it's game over".

It is admittedly slightly worrying that his performances this season so far have in no way been reminiscent of last year's superlatives.

Sturridge was making his first Champions League start since March 2012, with Firmino only deemed fit enough for the bench after missing training due to an eye injury.

The South American's participation in the midweek game had been a major doubt after an accidental clash with Jan Vertoghen left him with an eye that wasn't opening, but the 26-year-old swiftly recovered to make the bench for the UEFA Champions League clash.

The Liverpool midfield is able to execute Klopp's "Gegenpressing" tactics well.

'When I watch them, I do not see a team who demonstrate a love for one another.

The Liverpool manager had plenty of other striking options as back-up last season, but with Danny Ings having been loaned to Southampton and Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi injured, Sturridge was the only real choice to take Firmino's place. With the ineffective Salah off the pitch, the Brazilian twisted and turned his way into the PSG box, culminating with him firing in the victor from the edge of the box.

"Then you can bring Bobby Firmino on and that helps a lot".

There was the moment in the first half when Kylian Mbappé tried to give Virgil van Dijk the slip and his progress was halted abruptly by the outstretched arm of the Liverpool centre back.

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