Klopp says Liverpool targeted PSG star

'But to be honest I think that could be one thing that lets PSG down because you can see Neymar and Mbappe at times alone to themselves in terms of effort and work rate'.

English Premier League Club Liverpool have started the new season of UEFA Champions League with a brilliant 3-2 victory against French Giants PSG at Anfield.

"For me at times it looked like they were in a testimonial game the way they played".

There is also a desire on Merseyside to build on last season's run to another final in continental competition, with Klopp still waiting on his first piece of major silverware as Reds boss.

But Choupo-Moting somehow also got himself a massive move and he too took to the Anfield pitch, replacing Angel Di Maria in the 80th minute after linking up with Thomas Tuchel for the second time. We didn't learn a lot which we didn't know before, but it's nice to see that we can do it.

"If you're looking at winning a Champions League or Premier League, you want strength in depth, and Sturridge will be a key part of that this year", Rosenior said. Even with our depth, with our bench usually featuring the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Fabinho, Nathaniel Clyne, Xherdan Shaqiri and a rotation of midfielders.

"I've used this period to try and refresh my body, refresh my mind because last season was long".

"The problem for Liverpool is the fans don't get up for the league games in the same way as they do in the Champions League", Barton told talkSPORT.

Brazilian Roberto Firmino was left on the bench after suffering an eye injury in Saturday's Premier League win at Tottenham Hotspur, allowing Sturridge to step into the side.

"It's just whether he can maintain his form and stay fit".

It was a special day for the Sturridge, with it being his first Champions League appearance for Liverpool, with his last showing in the competition coming for Chelsea in 2012. One, two or three years ago maybe people thought it's a mountain we can not climb.

Southampton will not have a more hard challenge in the Premier League this season than away at Liverpool and without Danny Ings.

  • Steve Townsend