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

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

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

The Brazil global helped inspire the French champions to a 2-1 win at Parc des Princes with a crucial goal, but while Neymar showcased the positive aspects of his game, he also infuriated Liverpool's players and coach Jurgen Klopp with his theatrical reaction to challenges.

However, Jurgen Klopp's side have work to do in the Champions League following a 2-0 loss to Red Star Belgrade in Serbia earlier this month.

Home advantage is likely to be a big factor for Klopp's side, who have won both of their games at Anfield in Europe this term. They were smart, if you want. But it still feels a bit rubbish and now we have to use Anfield one more time. With Neymar it was even in the first half.

An uncharacteristic error by Virgil Van Dijk saw the Holland defender half-clear Mbappe's shot to Bernat and he cut inside to squeeze a right-footed shot between the closing Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson with the ball taking a deflection off the defender.

"I know that now the main headline will be "Klopp said" but the number of interruptions in that game was just not cool". That's it in a nutshell.

"It is what the best teams do, bounce back".

Paris Saint-Germain is on the verge of making it to the Champions League round of 16, and Liverpool may be in a world of trouble. We obviously got back into it with the penalty but we weren't quite there. I've never experienced it the other way around that the team goes to hurry that everyone has the chance to make an equaliser.

Liverpool however were handed a lifeline on the stroke of half-time in the shape of a penalty, as Di Maria hauled down Sadio Mane inside the area with a rash challenge, giving James Milner the chance to convert from the spot and half the deficit heading into the interval.

"But to have it in your own hands going into the last game and having a home game - we'd like to have it sewn up by now sure we would - I don't think you can ask for more. We are comfortable we can go and finish the job at home".

"Sometimes they get hit and they will go down and sometimes I think it's too easy and I'm getting so frustrated".

A decision from Marciniak that particularly irked Klopp was the yellow card shown to Verratti for a high tackle on Gomez.

The French champions have failed to secure a win in their last five games against Premier League opposition.

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