PSG coach Tuchel looking to follow Madrid's Champions League example

Dean Simpson
September 18, 2018

Jurgen Klopp's men reached the final in 2017-18 before suffering a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the decider in Kiev in May. 'It is impressive. They are good. Kylian Mbappe? Come on! "(But) if he will be fine for (PSG), I don't know in the moment", Klopp said.

'Angel di Maria. maybe he didn't have the best time at Manchester United but all the rest of his career was outstanding. "That makes them quite a big challenge for us".

Express Sport understands Marcus Rashford is in line to start with Alexis Sanchez potentially in line to be dropped after a slow start to the season.

"He will be 100 percent fresh for us, " Klopp said.

"The players we spoke to in the summer or a little earlier, they were different talks to those I had the previous year or before".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists last season's devastating Champions League final defeat did the club no harm at all.

Racing the clock: Roberto Firmino needs to prove his fitness after sustaining an eye injury on Saturday.

However, a blockbuster clash on a Champions League night at fortress Anfield is also the flawless stage for Salah to demonstrate to the world he is no one-season wonder. There will be goals, that is nearly certain.

Given the challenges they face in the next six games, that will nearly certainly have to change if they want maintain their 100 per cent record, or even stay unbeaten, but there is a growing assuredness about this Liverpool side, borne out of a defensive solidity few could have envisaged as they shipped four in a calamitous display at Wembley last October.

"Romelu Lukaku is not everybody's favourite - he's not my favourite - but he gets goals".

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PSG will not be the only European club discussed on Wednesday, the source said, adding that theirs would be arguably the most high-profile case.

It is 115 days since Liverpool suffered disappointment where they had hoped for delirium, but any fears that a hangover would linger have been dispelled.

'That's why Champions League football is so cool, ' said Klopp. You think, "OK, what are we going to make of it?"

Equally adept at both defensive and attacking duties, Milner leads the team in touches (462), passes (354), blocks (17), interceptions (eight) and assists (two) this season.

An excellent reader of the game, the 27-year-old averages more interceptions per game (1.8) than any of his colleagues and he likes a tackle too, making 11 in his four Ligue 1 games this season. He got a knock and we will see how that develops. What we need tomorrow is the best performance we have. "Generally, we sit together in the dressing room in the same place just after matches". We don't try to act on these type of things.

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