Liverpool’s Champions League campaign under threat after defeat to PSG

Virginia Santiago
November 30, 2018

"But, purely because they're at home and they've got these superstars knowing they have to make an impact, I'm going for the French side to just win this in a really entertaining game".

Group C leaders Napoli visit Anfield and Liverpool must win that match to progress instead of Carlo Ancelotti's side.

In a separate interview, available to watch below, Klopp further reiterated his accusatory comments, and how PSG made Liverpool "look like butchers" due to the amount of times they ate grass, but are usually considered "the fairest team in England".

Another potentially epic European night awaits at Anfield next month
Another potentially epic European night awaits at Anfield next month

Juan Bernat opened the scoring after 13 minutes and Neymar doubled the lead for Thomas Tuchel's men eight minutes before half-time and despite James Milner's penalty just before the break, Les Parisiens held their lead for the second half and are now two points ahead of Jurgen Klopp's men.

"I expect Liverpool to win the game, but I don't know whether or not they can win by two goals, that's what makes it more hard", he added, before referencing Liverpool's last European Cup win 11 years ago.

Klopp also felt one of the game's most influential players, Marco Verratti, deserved a red card for a challenge on Gomez.

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Setting up with a 4-4-2, the French side had a solid shape defensively, while their attacking play was at times too much for the Reds to handle.

FW Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 6 - A surprisingly astute introduction from Tuchel in place of Cavani, he was an ideal battering ram and makeshift defender as the clock ticked down.

Not for the first time, Neymar was rolling around on the pitch, to the clear annoyance of the visitors.

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Neymar scored the decisive goal at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday to ensure Liverpool have to beat Napoli on matchday six to qualify.

Substitutes: Keita (5), Sturridge (5), Shaqiri (5). I think in the second half we did it better.

But Liverpool did not give up. In Paris we didn't start well in the first 10 minutes but after that it was a pretty even game and we had chances to win it.

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Liverpool's immediate Champions League future has come down to an all-or-nothing decider at home to Napoli next month following a frustrating 2-1 defeat to Paris St Germain in France.

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