While we doubt Firmino needed too much persuading to play against PSG, Mane did his best to ensure that the hard-working Brazil global would play against Thomas Tuchel's side.
"I saw the interview Klopp gave last night, he spoke about the defensive work of the whole team, meaning the front three as well", Barnes said. Marco Verratti will also miss the game as he serves a suspension that carried over from last season.
"It is still so unbelievably hard". What the boys make of the match plan is extraordinary.
After a high octane start with both teams attacking, the game settled down until Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring for the hosts in his first Champions League start in a red shirt - diverting Andrew Robertson's exquisite cross into the net with a powerful header.
Firmino suffered an abrasion to the cornea in his left eye after a clash with Jan Vertonghen during their victory over Tottenham over the weekend and was a doubt for Tuesday's Group C opener in the Champions League.
Back in Champions League action for the first time since last season's agonising final defeat against Real Madrid, Liverpool erased the bitter taste of that loss with a thrilling success against the star-studded French champions. "That helps. It was good", said Klopp. He was in the best shape physically since I've known him.
But, Roberto Firmino of Brazil came off the bench and scored the victor for Liverpool, moments before the final whistle.
But former Manchester United legends Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen played down any chances of ill-feeling between Salah and his team-mate. We only had one session this morning with Bobby but it was time you have to show faith in your squad, it was nice to see Daniel tonight and he paid it back 100 percent.