Liverpool risk early Champions League exit after loss to PSG

Jo Caldwell
November 29, 2018

Nicol, who won four league titles at Anfield during his playing career, is confident Liverpool will not lose against PSG.

Much has been made of PSG's domestic form compared to their performances in Europe, however Thomas Tuchel's side gave a mature performance against Liverpool when the pressure was really on, meaning they now control their own fate in the Champions League.

Liverpool might be flying high in the Premier League this season but it is their Champions League campaign that has Jurgen Klopp a bit anxious. The hosts took a two-goal lead through left-back Juan Bernat's shot in the 13th and Neymar finishing off a rapid attack fueled by Kylian Mbappe in the 37th.

Despite that break, Liverpool couldn't get a second goal in the second half, even with PSG slowing down a little.

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Defeat for either side in Paris would spell disaster, with PSG likely to be eliminated assuming Napoli defeat Red Star Belgrade in the group's other game as expected, whilst a loss for Liverpool would need them needing to win against Napoli in their final game and hope that Red Star can take something from their game against PSG.

PSG are ideal in Ligue 1, winning all 14 of their games.

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PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has named Liverpool and Manchester City among the favourites to win the Champions League this season.

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The seasons I didn't play in the Champions League , I won the Europa League. "I was not unhappy with the players". We haven't done that enough this season. "If you can not deal with that, that's a big problem".

Doing well to deny Di Maria and Cavani, twice, in the first period, before producing a smart stops to keep Marqhinhos' header and Neymar's free-kick in the second half, the Brazilian keeper had a solid night at the Parc des Princes.

But having fallen behind, it turned into a fractious affair and Liverpool could not find the equaliser, with PSG players taking their time in getting back to their feet after fouls.

As for PSG, they face the relatively easier task of simply needed to get a point away at Red Star Belgrade.

"We are a normal football team but they go down in each situation, it's unbelievable".

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Brugge will finish third in the group and transfer to the Europa league Round of 32 in February. 'Everyone knows what they want to do, especially what Neymar wants to do. Porto secured top spot with a game to spare after a 3-1 win.

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