Paris Saint-Germain will look for a revenge win over Liverpool when the teams meet for a Group C UEFA Champions League match at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, kick-off at 22h00 CAT.
The teams met in the first round of group stage matches back in September and Liverpool claimed a 3-2 home victory. The Reds took an early two-goal lead through strikes from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner, before the French side levelled the game at 2-2 with just a few minutes remaining (Thomas Meunier and Kylian Mbappe were the scorers).
With a draw at Anfield looking the likely result, Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino popped up in injury time to secure victory and all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
It was a perfect start to the competition for Liverpool, but they have not gone on to capitalise on it. Two defeats from their next three games, especially the 2-0 loss away to Red Star last time out, has left them in a precarious position.
Klopp’s side are placed second on six points (level with leaders Napoli), but given that the four teams in the group are covered by just two points, a defeat in Paris could set them on their way to a disastrous early exit from the premier continental competition.
PSG are third and just one point behind Liverpool. They were much improved in their back-to-back draws with Napoli and will fancy their chances of a potentially decisive victory on home soil.
The match will see some of the best attacking talent in European football on full display, with PSG able to call on the likes of Neymar, Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, while Liverpool’s front trio of Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane is one of the most-feared attacks in the game.
Liverpool’s only previous visit to Paris ended in a 3-0 defeat, but that was way back in April 1997 in the first leg of a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup semifinal.
PSG v Liverpool – European competitions
Matches played 3
PSG wins 1
Liverpool wins 2
Last five results (Champions league only, most recent first)
PSG – DDWLL
Liverpool – LWLWL