Jürgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool will not deliberately set out to target Neymar in tomorrow's Champions League tie with Paris St Germain and said the Brazilian was "smart" in how he reacts to being fouled.
Centre-back Dejan Lovren is still nursing a pelvic issue that he picked up during the World Cup with Croatia and is expected to be back by the start of October.
"I don't want to play mind games, this side is built for winning the Champions League with the unbelievable quality they have".
"If I would not be the manager I would 100% watch this game so now I have the most average place in the stadium to watch it".
"Yeah, people say he goes down too easily, but that's not up to us". That makes them a big challenge for us.
"I am not sure if it is 100 per cent possible to avoid his qualities". The players we spoke to in the summer or a little earlier, they were different talks to those I had the previous year or before.
"I don't think he's a person who wants to act because if you are like that then you can not play the football he plays".More news: Russian Federation and Turkey to set up Idlib buffer zone to protect civilians
I know there will probably be a split on it, I think a lot of Liverpool fans, because of the lack of success in the Premier League, will be absolutely desperate to get this one. He's not injured anymore so we will see the full package of Neymar - the football package. That's what we need to try and do.
"Not definitely (fit) but yeah". That doesn't mean we will win but that means it is clear we have a chance if we play our best. It's good news that it will be close.
"Everyone who saw the pictures after the game was shocked".
"We had first contact with him after he was in hospital and that was a big relief for all of us". I don't know whether numerous PSG players have played at Anfield on a European night, but I am quite sure they will know all about it. "Another 30 hours until the game so we will see how it develops".
The Liverpool manager said he understood Neymar's propensity to indulge in theatrics, which were highlighted at the World Cup, and said it was a "completely normal reaction because players were really going for him".