Jurgen Klopp plays down seriousness of Firmino’s gruesome-looking eye injury

Posted September 18, 2018

The former Hoffenheim forward already has two goals and two assists in the Premier League and his side have won five matches from five, picking up nicely where they left off from last term. The bad thing for us is that they've got quite a lot of players that we'll have to be wary of. With Dom, we have to see. That doesn't mean we will win but that means it is clear we have a chance if we play our best.

His belief, of course, comes from the fact that Liverpool have a front three that are the talk of Europe themselves and if it comes down to a shootout, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino - who will be given every chance to recover from an eye issue - and Sadio Mane won't be short of bullets.

Saturday's was the first big test, Spurs was our biggest and toughest game and we came through with flying colours. Firmino's absence would be a big blow to last season's Champions League finalists, who have started the Premier League season with five straight victories.

"No one likes a loser's medal, mine is in the drawer at home, but at the same time the experience was good for the team and we can use it in this campaign".

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Klopp praised PSG's decision to appoint Thomas Tuchel as their head coach, describing his compatriot as "one of the best". Us playing against them will look different to what they have faced so far this season - that's the truth.

PSG's threat to Liverpool is obvious as the Anfield club returns to the Champions League for... Liverpool have been drawn into the group of death, alongside Napoli and PSG, who they welcome to Anfield this week.

The Liverpool manager said he understood Neymar's propensity to indulge in theatrics, which were highlighted at the World Cup, and said it was a "completely normal reaction because players were really going for him".

"That is not too important for me but it is important for the club and the players", Klopp added.

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I would like to think and hope we win a trophy this year.

"I don't want to play mind games, this side is built for winning the Champions League with the unbelievable quality they have".

"We still have to cope with that and that is what we will try".

"For us, we've got to concentrate on the qualities".

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that the ace wouldn't be able to take part if the game was on Monday night.