Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists last season’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid has not damaged the confidence of his squad.

Liverpool progressed to the final in thrilling fashion with knockout wins over Porto, Manchester City, and Roma, before losing 3-1 to Madrid in the showpiece event.

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Klopp’s side begins the new campaign at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night and Klopp says there will be a hangover from their heartbreak in Kiev.

When asked if the defeat to Real Madrid had harmed the club, Klopp said: “No damage. No, absolutely not.

“I think we got a lot of respect because of the way we played last season and I think everyone who saw the final saw that we could have won it against a side in a completely different moment.

“They see the games we played. They saw City, they saw Rome, they saw Porto. They saw so many games which we played in a really good way. There was a lot of respect.

“It is a nice experience, it is a nice memory, but pretty sure it will help us at the moment, all that stuff, but at the end, we have to start new – using the experience but not relying on it.

“The best way is when you are experienced you use your new knowledge and start again – like a virgin if you want.”