Neymar and Juan Bernat strikes leave Reds in threat of early Champions League exit
Liverpool stay in Manchester City’s wing mirror at the highest point of Premier League however last season’s breathtaking adventure to Kiev in the Champions League final seems a long time ago.
Following a third progressive away misfortune in Europe, Jurgen Klopp faces an unwanted route into the Europa League.
Liverpool must now beat Napoli by more than one goal on December 11 and while it is not an impossible task, Klopp’s group will be up against it against the Italians.
Not that Liverpool can have too many complaints about the previous evening’s outcome in the French capital.
There was film and rock royalty in the Parc Des Princes in the form of Leo Di Caprio and Mick Jagger and PSG rediscovered their swagger before endeavoring to make a wreck of things.
Goals from Juan Bernat and posterboy Neymar put PSG in command after James Milner scored a fervently questioned punishment which gave Klopp’s group trust however they couldn’t take advantage of a vastly improved second half execution.
Paris saint germain 2 vs 1 Liverpool
At a time when Liverpool are enjoying their best ever defensive start to a campaign with just five goals conceded – and no matches lost – they have looked teased their movements.
Their first loss last season did not come until the semi-finals against Roma although replace Sevilla, Maribor and Spartak Moscow with PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade and you have a far tougher group this time around.
Having decided to wear an all-white European kit rather than their dark blue home strip, PSG were impressive from the start and Joe Gomez, favored at ideal back rather than Trent Alexander-Arnold, was given an extreme night he can just gain from.
With Liverpool on the back foot appropriate from the begin, it was no surprise that PSG took an early lead.
The main stun was that it was Spanish left-back Bernat, whose only other goal this term was an effort in the 1-1 draw in Napoli.