Liverpool have made a perfect start to their Premier League campaign after winning five league matches in a row. The Reds recently managed to claim all three points against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday which has seen them sit comfortably at the top of the league table behind Chelsea on goal difference. Jurgen Klopp would now shift his attention to the UEFA Champions League with a crucial home fixture versus Paris Saint-Germain looming on the horizon.
The Merseyside club will go into Tuesday night’s European clash with a lot of confidence and would hope that they can beat the reigning Ligue 1 champions. However, it won’t be an easy feat. PSG boss Thomas Tuchel had the luxury of resting some of his star players against Saint Etienne, yet the Parisian outfit still managed to secure a comfortable 4-0 victory on Saturday. However, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both set to feature at Anfield, Klopp would need to tweak a few things if he wants to ensure a win from the opening group-stage game of their Champions League campaign.
Here are three changes Klopp should consider making if he wants Liverpool to claim all three points versus PSG.
Bring In Sturridge If Firmino Misses Out
Roberto Firmino is a significant doubt for this contest after the Brazilian sustained an eye injury against Tottenham Hotspur. If he misses out on Tuesday night, Klopp should deploy Daniel Sturridge through the middle as his pace and goal-threat would be a handful for the PSG defence. Moreover, the English forward has been at the club for a long time and knows how to work in Klopp’s system.
Start Jordan Henderson In Midfield
The Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson has been making appearances from the bench in recent weeks due to the incredible form of James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum. However, Naby Keita has been inconsistent after starting the season well, but he has failed to provide a spark in midfield over the past few matches. Hence, giving Henderson a runout in the first-team could help Liverpool dominate possession in midfield so that they can push on and snatch a victory.
Make Sure To Begin The Match With High Intensity
The Merseyside giants made a quick start against Spurs on Saturday afternoon and were unlucky not to score early on when Firmino’s goal was ruled out as an off-side. However, a similar approach to the game could work against PSG at Anfield especially due to the incredible atmosphere which is typically generated by the Anfield faithful on European nights. Klopp should ask his first-teamers to start the match with high intensity as it could be the secret to success against the French heavyweights.
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