James Milner should earn Liverpool recall against PSG

James Milner should earn Liverpool recall against PSG

James Milner should earn Liverpool recall against PSG

Liverpool's hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the competition were dealt a blow after PSG clinched a 2-1 victory at the Parc des Princes stadium.

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.

How the Reds line-up in Paris.

It proved to be another poor night for Liverpool on the road in the Champions League, as an insipid display means there's plenty of work to do at Anfield in their final game.

Chance! Angel Di Maria stings the palms of Alisson with a strike from distance! The referee initially looked like he had waved away Liverpool's protests for a penalty, before intervention from the goal-side assistant led to him reversing his decision in favor of the English side.

"For me it's a red card", he said.

Two down after 37 minutes, Liverpool looked dead and buried.

James Milner stepped up calmly and sent Buffon the wrong way to breathe life back into Liverpool's bid to reach the last 16.

Between them, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino joined the club for a reported €124m, which makes for starling reading as teenage Mbappe, alone, was acquired for €66m more than the dazzling trio.

First of all, the result: PSG had to win at all costs and did so. We aren't. We are a completely normal football team. Buffon is preferred to Areloa in goal.

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.

Our man on the scene Matt Spiro has plenty of pre-match chat for you to enjoy.

After such an important win, it would be churlish to put forward a string of minor negatives but the one that must be noted is that Liverpool scored, and the final score does not do adequate justice to PSG's performance as a outcome.

The game saw PSG striker Neymar become the top Brazilian scorer in Champions League history when he turned home a rebound to put his team 2-0 up on the night. It certainly promises to be a must watch game, and I'll be here with all the latest build-up, Team News and Live Match Commentary.

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