Three days before this game, the No.9 had been forced off against Tottenham Hotspur with an eye abrasion which left his availability for the clash with PSG in the balance.
Sturridge’s crucial contribution served as a welcome reminder of his talent at a time when his injury-plagued career is at a cross-roads following his dismal loan spell at West Brom in the second half of last season. I’m sure it won’t be long before the Egyptian star is back to his best but until his performances improve, we’re going to continue to see some fans calling him out. “I texted him saying, “You don’t need your eye”.
And it was two for Liverpool with 36 minutes gone when, after Juan Bernat’s rash challenge on Giroginio Wijnaldum, Milner fired a low penalty beyond Areola to put Liverpool in control.
Sturridge opened the scoring at Anfield with a first-half header after making his first start of the season against the French champions.
We were ready for the game, keen to start to Champions League because the way we ended it last season really hurt.
“I think this year we’re confident as a team”, he said.
“They changed a bit of the system, we expected it and didn’t think too much about it”, the German tactician told BT Sport.
“Obviously it’s big for us to compete against teams like that, but we see ourselves at that level”.
The Parisians got themselves back into the game though five minutes before the break when Robertson failed to clear and Thomas Meunier drove home a first-time effort. “They exploited that and both goals came from crosses”.
“We changed the system because we expected a change from them”. “Even if it’s not the highest score we score but the most important for us is the three points”. No game is easy.
“I think I accidentally liked this comment while I was scrolling through the comments”, he replied.
“We just kept on going and found a second wind going into the last 10 minutes, the chances kept on coming and Bobby’s finish was great”. “Maybe we need to improve in our intensity in some areas of the field”.