PSG vs Liverpool

PSG vs Liverpool The Merseyside outfit travel to Paris level on points with Napoli at the top of Group C and they can all but guarantee qualification to the knockout stage with a win.

Liverpool have been imperious at Anfield in Europe this season but have struggled on their travels, losing both away games so far.

PSG have been boosted by the news that Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are both fit to play after picking up injuries during the international break.

With Group C of this season’s Champions League delicately poised after four rounds of action, Liverpool head to the Parc des Princes – scene of their 1981 European Cup victory – to take on Paris St Germain.

The Reds have won their two home games so far – including 3-2 against PSG – but away defeats to Napoli and Red Star Belgade ensures that qualification currently hangs in the balance.

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently occupy second spot on six points – behind leaders Napoli on the head-to-head while tonight’s hosts are a point behind and Red Star a further point back.

Liverpool will go through tonight if they win and Red Star do not beat Napoli.

Forward Sadio Mane and defender Joe Gomez are both in contention to play. Mane was a doubt with illness while Gomez returns after missing Saturday’s 3-0 win at Watford.

However, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke are missing.

The world’s two most expensive players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were both doubts for the home side after picking up injuries on international duty and missing the weekend’s action but are now expected to feature.

The ECHO’s LFC correspondent James Pearce will be in attendance at the stadium while Chris Beesley and Connor Dunn are manning the fort back at ECHO HQ at St Paul’s Square in Liverpool city centre.

Defeat for Klopp’s side tonight will leave them needing to beat Napoli in their final group game.

Liverpool pulled off a stunning 3-2 win in the reverse fixture against Thomas Tuchel’s men in September.

And Owen has backed his former side to avoid defeat again.

“Group C is by far the closest and most fascinating in this season’s competition with the quartet still all battling it out for progression,

Despite a shock 2-0 reverse in Belgrade, Liverpool still occupy top spot if only on goal difference.

“However, they face a tough trip to Paris followed by what promises to be a vital last game at home to Napoli.

“The Reds were 3-2 winners over PSG earlier in the campaign and have a slight one point advantage over their opponents who find themselves in third position following back to back draws with Napoli.

“With both sides full of goals this looks likely to be a cracking affair but one neither can afford to lose.

“I’ll take a 2-2 score line and sit back and watch the drama unfold.”

Following tonight’s clash with PSG, Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday as they welcome fierce rivals Everton to Anfield.

Klopp’s side are currently second in the table, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Tonight’s game in Paris kicks off at 8pm.

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