PSG are favourites against Liverpool - Klopp

  • PSG are favourites against Liverpool - Klopp

PSG are favourites against Liverpool - Klopp

Firmino missed Liverpool training on Monday evening with the abrasion of the eye he suffered against Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend and will be a late fitness check for the PSG game. Tuesday's referee, Cuneyt Cakir, coincidentally was also in charge on that occasion.

He was not referring to the main stand that opened five months after Thomas Tuchel's previous visit to Anfield when, as the Borussia Dortmund manager, he was dumbfounded by Liverpool's stoppage-time victory in the Europa League quarter-final.

"But, on the other side, it's quite hard to make a preparation because they have never played against us".

The two teams have both won their opening five league games of the season and each boast a fearsome attacking threat.

A year ago I said the club was in a good moment. And manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that his wards are able to translate that form into Europe's premier footballing competition, when Les Parisiens come visiting to Anfield. I know we are quite good, and -respecting them without getting afraid of them - but respecting them we have to.

Having nine Tottenham players among the four World Cup semi-finalists, a group that does not include key players Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min, underlines just how potent their squad should be.

Jürgen Klopp's men scored 47 goals in 15 European games last season to set a new record for the Champions League.

"We all hope he has a chance for tomorrow", Klopp said.

Sadio Mane will play from the left, but Mohamed Salah could be shifted into a central role to allow Shaqiri to feature on the right.

Thomas Tuchel was able to rest Neymar at the weekend while Kylian Mbappe served a ban after being sent off before the start of the worldwide break while Jürgen Klopp fielded a full strength side to face Spurs at Wembley. A summer of shrewd investment to build on the already substantial progress made under the German is already bearing fruit with five straight wins. It's slightly disappointing we conceded when we could have been out of sight really, but you never sniff at any win in the Premier League.

"I think Klopp might go for some fresh legs in midfield with Henderson back in alongside Milner and Wijnaldum".

As for PSG, Neymar and Mbappe will return after being rested in the French champions' comfortable 4-0 win against St Etienne. That's why Champions League football is so cool.