Introducing Liverpool v PSG, one out of CL opening matchday main events, Reds manager, Jurgen Klopp, stated: “There was no negative impact from last final match onset. It was hard at the time, but we didn’t have troubles overcoming it, because of the Champions League games we played. Of course, if you go far in the competition, it is clear that from September until May you will have a lot of games.
We suffered injuries in a time when we didn’t play Champions League, January and early February, and that made life difficult. That’s why we played the last part of the season, the last five Premier League games, the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Champions League, with around about 12 senior players. But it was still a good journey and we enjoyed it.
Winning the first game always gives you an advantage. But we haven’t won it yet, we have to play it and it will be really difficult. PSG are one of the favourites for the competition that’,s for sure. This team is built for winning the Champions League. It will be an interesting game for sure. With the players they have and the manager they have, they all brought it together to go as far as possible in the Champions League and we are aware of that.
I like these challenges, but I only like it because I have a good team – a really good football team – and so that’s why I say, if I would not be the manager, I would watch this game 100 per cent. Tuchel? He is an outstanding coach – an outstanding coach – and I really thought it was a smart decision from PSG to sign Thomas Tuchel. He is one of the best I know and that makes it a big challenge for us. Their main threat for us? Even if I would think 24 hours or longer about it, I cannot decide”.