Liverpool vs PSG and Liverpool are to play out a crucial Champions League encounter in their penultimate group match on Wednesday.
Liverpool know a win in Paris is likely to see them through to the last 16 and, unless Red Star Belgrade avoid defeat against Napoli, Thomas Tuchel’s side could be on their way out of the competition.
The first encounter between these two teams ended in a 3-2 Liverpool win and was a fascinating tactical battle between Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, two managers that know each other well.
Injury-wise, PSG have been boosted by news that both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are both fit to start after both picked up injuries whilst on international duty last Tuesday.
As for Liverpool, Sadio Mane seems to have overcome a bout of illness and should be fine to play, but Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke did not travel to Paris on Tuesday.
“I got a message yesterday (Monday) that Divock (Origi), Sadio (Mane) and Kamil (Grabara) were ill,” Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website on Tuesday.
The Liverpool boss added: “Adam Lallana is back in training on Thursday, but that is obviously after the game.
“The issue is nothing anymore because he is on the way back; it was a minor muscle thing and nothing serious.
“Dom (Solanke) has a little groin issue, it happened in training.”
Both managers have much to consider as they select their line-ups and so we’ve rounded up the rumoured and predicted XIs from other publications ahead of a hugely exciting encounter at the Parc des Princes.
A Di Maria gamble? How everyone expects Liverpool and PSG to line up tonight
There have been many rumoured XIs bandied around for both sides, particularly PSG, with Tuchel knowing that something has to change from the first match between these two sides if the Ligue 1 champions are to get the better of Klopp’s team on Wednesday.
We think that Marquinhos will line up in midfield for PSG, just as he did in the game between both of these teams at Anfield in September.
A win and Liverpool are through, and PSG very well might be eliminated from the Champions League. A draw or loss for the Reds tonight, and Liverpool will likely face a do-or-die match against Napoli at Anfield in two weeks. The first route sounds much more appealing, but when have Liverpool ever chosen the easy way? The win against PSG last time out was arguably the best performance for the Reds this season, and it’ll likely take a similar effort to replicate that result.
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