Liverpool on brink of Champions League exit after all-star display by PSG

Liverpool on brink of Champions League exit after all-star display by PSG

Liverpool on brink of Champions League exit after all-star display by PSG

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp remained positive despite seeing his side slip to a 2-1 defeat at Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday (Nov 28), labelling next month's winner-takes-all clash with Napoli an Anfield "final".

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.

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. You could say it was smart (from PSG), but the referee let that happen. If you go down, you act like you die and then the next moment you get up, yellow card. With Neymar it was even in the first half.

Warnock said of a supposed long-ball approach from the Reds: "Instead of the dynamic and intricate inter-play we saw from them last season, when they were trying to find the front three with 10 or 15-yard passes, they are playing balls up to them from 30 or 35 yards instead".

"It is in our hands, and I don't think you can ask for more". That's it in a nutshell.

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

He's reached the mark in just 52 Champions League games - 34 fewer than Kaka - and also has 22 assists in the competition. We were aggressive, and unfortunately negative aggression doesn't help in football, we got rather frustrated and angry.

Di Maria needlessly brought down Sadio Mane just inside the area. We obviously got back into it with the penalty but we weren't quite there.

"That is not the kind of play you would associate with Liverpool but it is a change Klopp made in pre-season and he has carried it through the start of this campaign".

But the veteran is confident his side will answer those questions, saying: "I don't think it's crossed anyone's mind that we'll end up in the Europa League, to be honest".

"You don't see any of the lads panicking, we are comfortable we can go and finish the job at home".

He acknowledged that his team had not been good enough, but hinted that a "clever" Neymar had play-acted to break the game up.

"It was never going to be an easy place to go, it's a tough group".

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

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