Mohamed Salah targets Premier League, Champions League double

The Brazilian forward suffered an eye injury and while concerns over it being bad were misplaced, the classy operator remains a doubt for this game.

Klopp claimed Firmino's injury involved "an abrasion of the eye, but there will be no lasting damage" after he was assessed at a London hospital.

Liverpool and PSG both take 100 per cent domestic records into a blockbuster Anfield clash and Scotland skipper Robertson is under no illusions about the size of the challenge facing Jurgen Klopp's side.

Asked whether Firmino would be available, Klopp said: "He couldn't play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow". Last season was long, especially with the World Cup, and this is hopefully going to be another long season with a lot of games so I need to make sure I'm ready.

"How we'll deal with those problems I have no idea".

'But I also played with Liverpool before 2005 on my console'. "After that, nothing. I respected the manager's decision, it was his choice", he added. They saw City, they saw Rome, they saw Porto.

"At the moment it's OK". "Liverpool have already won five titles, so we are challengers in this competition and still learning". So we carry on. The two clubs have earned maximum points from five games apiece and sit top of their domestic tables.

The goal, Wijnaldum's first-ever away Premier League, came after goal-line technology had correctly judged the ball to have crossed the line.

"We strengthened the squad brilliantly with fresh faces to keep us improving and getting better", he said. "I like that development", said Klopp. A game is a game, it's not really a statement.

Saturday's fixture was due to open the new White Hart Lane only for delays to its £800million redevelopment to extend Tottenham's occupancy of Wembley until at least late November.

Pochettino admitted in his post-match interview that fatigue was starting to creep in after the 2018 World Cup, but refused to shift the blame later on. "He's an outstanding player, that's clear, but he can deliver, deliver and deliver, which shows he's really good educated boy and he knows what he is doing".

"I think it's still too early for a statement or whatever".

"Unfortunately we got beat at the final step and we want to use that as much as we can to motivate ourselves and get there again and go even further".

  • Julie Sanders