It has been a joyous run for Liverpool last season in the prestigious UEFA Champions League campaign where they made it to the final defying the odds but suffered a heartbreak to Real Madrid in Kiev. But the rejuvenated Reds have strengthened themselves significantly during the course of summer and will commence their journey this term on Tuesday night against French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have maintained an all-win record in Premier League after five gameweeks but are expecting a fierce contest at Anfield against the star-studded Ligue 1 force – one of the prime contenders to lift the title. Liverpool have been solid so far defensively, however, are lacking composure upfront as the lethal front trio of theirs have let them down on quite a few occasions. PSG, on the other hand, are in electrifying form in the league under new boss Thomas Tuchel and are clear frontrunners to defend the league glory. But the gaffer is eyeing a purposeful European run, therefore, expecting a productive outcome on the road to kick-start their Champions League journey following a disappointing exit last term.
Liverpool vs PSG Team News
Liverpool will miss out Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren through calf and abdominal injuries but are boosted by the positive reports of Roberto Firmino’s eye injury suffered against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.
PSG, meanwhile, have a few significant absentees through injuries and suspensions. Veteran Dani Alves is out for months with a cruciate ligament injury whereas left-back Layvin Kurzawa is reportedly out for the season following his back surgery. Thiago Silva suffered a thigh strain versus AS Saint-Étienne but is likely to be fit for the Liverpool tie.
Marco Verratti and Gianluigi Buffon are unavailable due to suspension.
Liverpool vs PSG Probable Lineups:
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Daniel Sturridge, Xherdan Shaqiri.
Subs: Sébastien Cibois, Christopher Nkunku, Lassana Diarra, Thilo Kehrer, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Moussa Diaby, Julian Draxler.
Liverpool vs PSG Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield occurred back in 1997 in UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Semi-final 2nd leg fixture where the Reds won 2-0 banking on Robbie Fowler and Mark Wright’s strikes but lost in aggregate having suffered a 3-0 first leg defeat in Paris.
Liverpool vs PSG Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 1
PSG Win: 1
Liverpool vs PSG Key Players:
Liverpool’s front trio of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are yet to hit their best form but will be relied upon on Tuesday night for this exciting encounter.
PSG, on the other hand, have a herculean attacking third consisting of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani along with the likes of Julian Draxler and Angel di Maria capable of causing menace in Liverpool backline.
Liverpool vs PSG Current Form:
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Liverpool vs PSG Live Streaming:
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