PSG is in a position where a team enjoying such unprecedented domestic dominance could be potentially just 90 minutes away from Champions League elimination in the group stages. It is a ludicrous record which leaves PSG a whopping 15 points clear at the top of the table after only 14 games, as well as predictably boasting the best attacking and defensive records in the division by some distance. Nothing can be taken away from PSG’s domestic success, then, but the club has been built towards Champions League glory and Tuchel faces the strange scenario of failing in his primary goal before the end of November despite winning 14 from 14 in the league. While Napoli and Liverpool could both progress on Wednesday night, for PSG it is a must-not-lose match as defeat coupled with a Napoli win at home to Red Star would consign them to Europa League football at best after the New Year. Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are like to return after an injury.
While Liverpool comes into this match in a slightly more enviable position than their hosts, the Reds indeed appear to have made things more complicated for themselves than they needed to be. Liverpool could have few complaints as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Champions League group stage debutants on matchday four. Victory in that match would have left Jurgen Klopp‘s side three points clear and only needing a draw in Paris to guarantee their place in the last 16, whereas the defeat leaves them second in the group and potentially needing four points from their final two games against PSG and Napoli.
PSG: Buffon; Marquinhos, Silva, Kimpembe; Meunier, Verratti, Di Maria, Bernat; Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
My PlayerzPot XI:
Expect a draw, as both the teams sit on the same coach of powerful attacks and excellent defence.