Carlo Ancelotti makes bold statement about Liverpool ahead of Champions League showdown

30 November, 2018, 08:29 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • A night of Neymar falling to the ground after clashing with James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum

"I would like to know how much time they wasted".

Carragher, a Champions League victor with Liverpool in 2005, was irked by antics he thinks should be beneath players of such quality, suggesting they threaten to overshadow Neymar's career in particular. It was frustrating. But when you play against PSG you know it's something you're going to come up against especially with him [Neymar].

James Milner insists Liverpool do not deserve to be in the Champions League if they are unable to beat Napoli at Anfield.

Marco Verratti missed PSG's 3-2 defeat at Anfield earlier in the season as a result of a suspension carried from last season's red card against Real Madrid and his absence left a huge hole in the French champions' midfield.

PSG defended brilliantly in the second-half to hold onto the win, and here is how we rated Liverpool's players after the match...

Klopp was furious with Marciniak for his performance in Liverpool's defeat and claims the Polish official was "not prepared" to take charge of such a high-profile fixture. It doesn't happen that often to be 100% honest, but it happened tonight and we were not calm enough.

PSG could've be out of sight in the first half had it not been for Alisson, who did well to deny Edinson Cavani on two separate occasions, although the second of his saves fell to the feet of Neymar, who tucked in the rebound on 37 minutes and double Thomas Tuchel side's lead. "It can happen", said Van Dijk.

Asked why last season's finalists have been below par away from home during the current campaign, Milner said: "Red Star we didn't play well, Napoli we conceded in the last minute".

A night of Neymar celebrating his goal with Dani Alves
A night of Neymar celebrating his goal with Dani Alves

"But they scored two goals, we lost and that's it".

PSG had only won one of their previous seven games in the competition.

'We should do the same at times.

"It's then in the referee's hands to give fouls if he thinks it is a foul".

For all his rolling-around antics Neymar can turn it on in a flash and, having collected the ball 25 yards inside his own half, he shook off compatriot Roberto Firmino and exchanged passes with Mbappe before releasing his pacy team-mate down the left.

It will be a tense night against Napoli at Anfield on December 11.

"If you had said "You have to win your last home game to get through the group" I think everyone would have been fine with it".

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