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

A night of Neymar falling to the ground after clashing with James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum

A night of Neymar falling to the ground after clashing with James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum

PSG knew a defeat here coupled with an unfavourable result in the night's other Group C game could see the ambitious Qatar-owned club eliminated already, which would amount to little short of a catastrophe for them.

Carragher, a Champions League victor with Liverpool in 2005, was irked by antics he thinks should be beneath players of such quality, suggesting they threaten to overshadow Neymar's career in particular. But when you play against PSG you know it's something you're going to come up against especially with him (Neymar).

A win for Napoli over Red Star Belgrade means the Italians and their English counterparts go into the last game day knowing it's likely only one of them will go through to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

A total of six Liverpool players were booked at the Parc des Princes, compared to just Verratti and Neymar for PSG.

Then I saw the Verratti foul and wow.

But despite an improved second-half performance Liverpool could not find an equaliser, leaving themselves with it all do in what is certain to be a highly charged occasion in a fortnight's time.

"It was our last chance to show that we are capable of competing with a team like Liverpool, a team with an incredible mentality", said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.

A night of Neymar celebrating his goal with Dani Alves
A night of Neymar celebrating his goal with Dani Alves

"We must go to Anfield with courage and play our game".

Liverpool possess two rising stars in Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but they have both struggled while playing at right-back in the Champions League this season.

Liverpool's James Milner pulled one back for the Reds just before half-time to give them hope heading into the second period in Paris, but PSG closed out the win to put them in the driving seat for last 16 qualification. If you go down, you act like you die and then the next moment you get up, yellow card.

"If we don't do that, we'll take whatever happens from there - Europa League or whatever". With Neymar it was even in the first half.

Polish referee Szymon Marciniak initially pointed for a corner, but having presumably received some advice from his fellow official behind the goal, changed his mind and awarded a penalty which Milner dispatched against a cacophony of whistles and jeers.

PSG are a further point adrift of Napoli but will have home advantage against Liverpool FC on Wednesday night.

"If you had said 'you have to win your last home game to get through the group, ' I think everyone would have been fine with it".

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