The striker, Firmino's replacement in the starting XI, had "a super game and scored a super goal" as per Klopp's analysis.
"I think Bobby doesn't need his eye to play so I told him", said the Senegal global after the thrilling 3-2 win over PSG. "You can bring Bobby Firmino on and that helps a lot".
Gomez continues to glisten in the heart of defence, and as you go through Liverpool's teamsheet that think of the titanic individual showings that filtered into a strong team display, it belies belief that they so almost squandered their good work by ceding a two-goal lead. "I texted him saying, "You don't need your eye".
It was a deserved victory for Juergen Klopp's team who had been on top for most of the match and handled the sport's most expensively-assembled frontline with some confidence.
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That was evident when Thomas Meunier sliced into the net in the 40th minute, and PSG avoided a bigger deficit when Mohamed Salah's goal in the 67th was ruled out for Sturridge sinking his studs into goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in the buildup.
"It was really important we started like we did".
"It was clear that Hendo would come back and what a brilliant performance of him", said Klopp of Henderson. "The squad is so strong as a unit", he said.
"Obviously as we know that the players after the World Cup normally struggle a bit". It shows we have so much quality. "It is so tough to defend them, but we did". We have to. Although we see ourselves [there], we have to keep making the point.
But Choupo-Moting somehow also got himself a massive move and he too took to the Anfield pitch, replacing Angel Di Maria in the 80th minute after linking up with Thomas Tuchel for the second time.