- Match Analysis
Jurgen Klopp has revealed he made some tactical changes in a bid to prevent Neymar from causing damages.
Liverpool made sure their perfect start remain intact as they got off to a flying start in the Champions League by shrugging off the challenge of a mighty Paris Saint Germain.
With the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the side, PSG did have the ammunition in their bag but a determined Liverpool side used their all resources to finish the game on top.
Neymar was supposed to have his own influence in the game but the Brazilian attacker was kept quiet by a rigid Reds defence. Despite keeping the possession the French side failed to garner any positives as their star player couldn’t penetrate the Liverpool backline.
Klopp explained he had to make some changes to deny Neymar from scoring. “It was really important that we started the game like we started the game.
“They are so strong and so good with the ball.
“We changed the system because we expected a change from them. Neymar on the left wing and [Angel] Di Maria in the half space, so made defending a bit difficult.
“We needed all our focus. We did really well. We covered a lot of yards and closed gaps.
“When we had the ball we used the right wing. Neymar is a world class player, but not defender so we tried to do that.