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Jurgen Klopp raves about Daniel Sturridge after Liverpool FC win

20 September 2018

Defender Joe Gomez believes the depth of their squad makes Liverpool stronger than last season when they finished in the top four of the Premier League and reached the Champions League final.

Sadio Mane has revealed he urged Roberto Firmino to play with one eye against Paris Saint-Germain just 24 hours before kick-off.

"We got off to a good start; we made it a bit hard for ourselves but there's nothing better than a late goal-Bobby has come off the bench and done that. I texted him saying: 'You don't need your eye!'". "I won't judge them because we lost".

Sturridge was replacing Firmino in the starting line-up after the Brazilian suffered a ghastly (though thankfully not overly serious) eye injury during the previous game, Saturday's 2-1 win over Tottenham.

Klopp's side raced into a two-goal lead against the star-studded French champions thanks to Sturridge's clinical header and a James Milner penalty.

However, Thomas Meunier got one back for PSG before the break and Kylian Mbappe equalised with seven minutes of normal time remaining.

The daunting fixtures look set to pile up for Jurgen Klopp now as Liverpool will play Chelsea twice, Napoli and Manchester City in the next three weeks.

Firmino's absence from the starting line-up gave a chance to Daniel Sturridge, who marked his first Champions League start for the club - and his first in any competition this season - with a goal in front of the Kop.

"It shows we have so much quality".

However, on Tuesday night it was time for the world's most expensive player to have a taste of his own medicine.

"This team disappointed us today". We have to. Although we see ourselves [there], we have to keep making the point. He was impressed with many aspects of Liverpool's play as they defeated PSG 3-2 in their Champions League clash.

Jurgen Klopp raves about Daniel Sturridge after Liverpool FC win