Jurgen Klopp claims Brazilian star Neymar and France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe have it easy at Paris Saint-Germain.
Neymar and fellow Brazil star Marquinhos were both rested for the 4-0 destruction of Saint-Etienne on Friday while Mbappe was suspended.
PSG have spent fortunes trying to win the Champions League and will have another crack at it this season when they start their campaign against Klopp’s Premier League leaders.
Liverpool’s German boss said: “We compete in the two toughest competitions in the world, the Premier League and Champions League. How can we say we don’t want that?
“That is what we do, that is what has brought us all together here — but there is not one second that is easy.
“We will try to be ready for PSG. We try to prepare but they are really good, a very interesting football project, and they rested two key players on Friday night.
“People say you should win it this year because you reached the final last year — but come on . . . ”