Liverpool enjoying best start in 57 years after PSG win

Ruben Hill
September 20, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has had himself better nights than Tuesday's UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool.

The manager put him on the bench, but brought him on with 20 minutes to go and he scored the added-time victor to extend Liverpool's 100 per cent record to six matches.

Daniel Sturridge, Firmino's replacement in Klopp's starting XI, had given the Reds the lead, which James Milner then doubled with a penalty following a foul on Georginio Wijnaldum.

Thomas Meunier took the opportunity and blasted a volley into the net to get PSG back into the match.

"We played with a lot of bravery and mental strength". He opened the bottle tonight and is ready now, so that's really important for us. Obviously, he must be docked for the two goals that he was a part of even though there was not much he could do about them.

In pre-season testing Milner came out on top against his teammates in the lactate fitness test - a measurement of aerobic endurance - as he was the last man standing as others dropped off as both the distance ran and speed picked up.

The match started poorly for PSG as 30 minutes in Daniel Sturridge scored on his first Champions League start since 2012, heading home from Andy Robertson's cross.

But he has returned fitter than ever this season and already has two goals to his credit.

"I wanted to see Liverpool keep switching the play and switching the play all the time, because that was always the out ball".

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool cruised through the second half with PSG creating very little.

"I sent him a message on Monday saying, "Hey Bobby, come on, we need you".

Liverpool boss Klopp loves his players to have a high work rate and he encourages his side to play with intensity and commitment.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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